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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-1579-DAL
Friday, Aug. 19, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
Ceremony Held Today in Round Rock
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Dell Inc., Round Rock, Texas, 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 was held today at Dell's corporate headquarters in Round Rock.
"Dell's demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management has resulted in OSHA's VPP Star award at seven separate locations," said OSHA Regional Administrator John Miles in Dallas. "Their outstanding efforts include maintaining an injury and illness rate 79 percent below the national average for their industry."
Dell is a diversified information technology supplier, selling a comprehensive portfolio of products and services directly to customers worldwide. The company employs about 61,400 workers around the globe. The locations receiving the Star certification include Round Rock Buildings 1,2,3,5,7,8 and Parmer South Building l.
"Dell is to be applauded for their expressed strategic goal of having major U.S. sites participate in OSHA's VPP Star Program," said Area Director Paul L. Brantley, of OSHA's Austin area office.
The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. About 1,300 work sites throughout the U.S have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the VPP. More than 280 industries are represented within the programs. VPP participants typically achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below their respective industry's average rates.
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.
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