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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-06-1565-DAL
Friday, Sept. 8, 2006
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
YUKON, Okla. -- XEROX OKC Supplies Manufacturing has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony was held today at the company's facility on North Mustang Road in Yukon.
"XEROX OKC Supplies has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Regional Administrator Frank Strasheim in Dallas. "Their outstanding effort includes maintaining an injury and illness rate 50 percent below the national average for their industry."
XEROX OKC Supplies Manufacturing, produces photographic equipment supplies, such as toner and binder tape. The plant, which has maintained a below-the-industry rate for injuries and illnesses for the past three years, employs about 177 workers and 10 contractors in Yukon. XEROX OKC Supplies Manufacturing is a division of the Xerox Corp. of Stamford, Conn.
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. About 1,550 workplaces throughout the U.S., representing 280 industries, have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the VPP. Program participants typically achieve injury and illness rates that are 50 percent lower than average rates for their respective industry.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 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 working men and women 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.
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