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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA/ 05-2210-KAN
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5481

OSHA Recognizes Five Nebraska Meat Processing Facilities for Safety

OMAHA, Neb. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will recognize five Nebraska meat processing facilities for their safety achievements at an awards ceremony Friday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Omaha National Safety Council.

Farmland Foods in Crete and two Omaha Steaks facilities at 96th St. and "F" St., Omaha, will receive awards for continued reductions in injury and illness rates below the national industry average between 2002 and 2004.

Albion Lockers and Hausman & Son's Processing, in Pickrell will be recognized for having zero accidents while in partnerships with OSHA that began in 2000.

"Farmland Foods, Omaha Steaks, Albion Lockers and Hausman & Son's Processing are outstanding leaders in reducing injuries and illnesses in the meat processing industry," said OSHA Regional Administrator Charles E. Adkins, CIH. "Their achievements are testimony to the cooperative efforts of employers, workers and OSHA to build a culture of safety."

The Nebraska partnership, OSHA's only partnership with the meat processing industry in the country, began in 2000. The partnership's focus has been to reduce hazards associated with ergonomics, equipment maintenance, confined spaces, machine guarding and high noise levels. OSHA and the Nebraska meat processing industry teamed up to share expertise, technical knowledge and best practices. The partnership group meets bi-monthly for training to address identified hazards. Other groups involved in this partnership include: Nebraska Workforce Development, Nebraska State Consultation, and the National Safety Council.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role 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: OSHA Safety Achievement Award Ceremony Meat Processing Companies
DATE/TIME: Nov. 18 at Noon
LOCATION: National Safety Council Greater Omaha Chapter
11620 M Circle
Omaha, Nebraska
CONTACT: Norma J. Conrad (816) 426-5481


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