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Region 8 News Release: 10-47-DEN
Jan. 15, 2010
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: 303-844-1302

MillerCoors Grain Elevator in Golden, Colo., recognized by US Labor Department's OSHA for excellence in occupational safety and health

GOLDEN, Colo. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recognized the management and employees of the MillerCoors McIntyre Grain Elevator in Golden for achievement in its employee safety and health program.

The site, which processes, stores and distributes barley, was designated a VPP "star" site, the highest level of recognition that OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) offers. A VPP star site meets or exceeds safety and health program elements that far exceed minimum OSHA standards.

"The McIntyre Elevator is a true leader in employee safety and health, especially in the grain processing industry and we are very fortunate to have such high quality workplaces in our region," said Bob Glover, assistant regional administrator for OSHA in Denver. "This is the fourth grain elevator in the company to be recognized by OSHA for safety and health excellence."

An OSHA VPP flag and plaque were presented to the McIntyre team at the January 14 ceremony.

OSHA's recognition programs include the VPP for employers and employees who have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries, illnesses and workplace hazards. As part of attaining VPP status, employers must demonstrate management commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve employees in the safety and health management system.

For additional information on the VPP, contact regional VPP Manager Brad Baptiste at 720-264-6555 in Denver.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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