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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA 05-2028-KAN
Date: Monday, Oct. 24, 2005
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: (303) 844-1302


Omaha Steaks International Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Scheduled Oct. 26 in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha Steaks International Inc. has earned membership in the prestigious "Merit" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 26.

"Omaha Steaks International has exhibited excellence in safety and health management," said Kansas City OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their outstanding efforts have included management commitment to safety and health and employee involvement in safety and health programs."

The facility employs 297 workers who process high quality meat products from boxed beef. 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: "Merit" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct. 26
11 a.m. CDT
Location: Omaha Steaks International Inc.
4400 S. 96th
Omaha, Neb.
Contact: Rich Kulczewski (303) 844-1302 (Denver)
Matt Gaines (816) 426-5861


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