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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA 05-261-KAN
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: 816-426-5481

Vulcan Chemicals Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony To Be Held Feb. 23 in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. -- Vulcan Chemicals has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 23.

"Vulcan Chemicals has exhibited excellence in effective safety and health management," said Kansas City OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "The company's outstanding efforts at the Wichita facility have included an impressive management commitment, employee involvement, and safety and health training."

The facility employs 334 workers who manufacture and distribute chlorine, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, sodium chlorine, and other chlorinated organic chemicals.

OSHA's VPP programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the programs achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than others in their industry. From coast to coast, approximately 1,100 work sites representing more than 200 industries participate in the programs.

Information kits about application and approval process are available from the VPP Manager at the OSHA regional office in Kansas City, Mo., at (816) 426 5861.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. The role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


Event: "Star" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 23
1:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Vulcan Chemicals
6200 South Ridge Road
Wichita, Kan.
Contact: Norma Conrad (816) 426-5491

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