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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA 06-600-KAN
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Contact: Norma Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5491


Eaton Corporation Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Scheduled April 12 in Hastings, Neb.

HASTINGS, Neb. -- Eaton Corporation 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 April 12 at 12 noon.

"Eaton Corporation in Hastings 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 107 workers who manufacture and assemble gears and motor housings. Companies that have been accepted into VPP represent more than 280 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 1,400 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, April 12
12 noon CDT
Location: Eaton Corporation
300 E. 39th St.
Hastings, Neb.
Contact: Norma Conrad (816) 426-5491


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