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Region 8 News Release:   OSHA 05-1778-KAN
Monday, Sept. 26, 2005
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302


Kansas City's BlueLinx Corporation Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Scheduled for September 28 in North Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY -- BlueLinx Corporation's Kansas City, Mo., distribution center 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 Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the center in North Kansas City.

"BlueLinx has exhibited excellence in effective safety and health management at its Kansas City, Mo., distribution center," said Kansas City OSHA regional administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their outstanding efforts have included exceptional management commitment to safety and health and extraordinary employee involvement in the program."

The facility employs 40 workers who provide wholesale distribution of building products to customers in the Midwest. Companies that have been accepted into VPP represent more than 200 industries.

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. Nationwide, approximately 1,300 work sites participate in the program.

Information kits about the VPP application and approval process are available from the OSHA VPP Manager at the Kansas City Regional Office 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, Sept. 28
11 a.m. Central Time
Location: BlueLinx Corporation - Kansas City, Mo., Distribution Center
1727 Warren
North Kansas City, Mo.
Contact: Rich Kulczewski (303) 844-1302 (Denver)
Matt Gaines (816) 426-5861

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