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Region 7 News Release:    OSHA /06-626-KAN
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Contact: Norma J. Conrad
Phone: (816) 426-5491


Monsanto - World Headquarters and Chesterfield Village - Receive OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Scheduled May 15 in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Monsanto World Headquarters and its Chesterfield Village Campus have 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 for May 15 at noon.

"Monsanto has exhibited excellence in safety and health management at both locations," 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 headquarters facility employs 3,500 workers who provide corporate administration and applied research for agricultural products. The Chesterfield Village Campus has 290 employees who perform the primary research for Monsanto's biotechnology organization.

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 representing more than 280 industries.

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 ackwww.osha.govack.

Event: "Star" Voluntary Protection Program Ceremony
Presented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Date and Time: Monday, May 15
Noon CDT
Location: Monsanto World Headquarters
800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Mo.
Contact: Norma J. Conrad     (816) 426-5481
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