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Region 8 News Release: 11-316-DEN
March 8, 2011
Contact: Rich Kulczewski
Phone: 303-844-1302
E-mail: kulczewski.richard@dol.gov

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Broomfield, Colo., recognized
by OSHA for excellence in workplace safety and health

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized the employees and management of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions for excellence in the company's employee safety and health program. Trelleborg's Broomfield facility has been designated as a 'star' site in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.

"Trelleborg is an example of what can be accomplished in a workplace when employees and managers work together to proactively eliminate hazards,"said Greg Baxter, OSHA's regional administrator in Denver. "Their commitment to excellence is commendable, and we are glad to have worksites of this quality in our region."

Trelleborg manufactures sealing and bearing systems for the automotive and aerospace industries. David Nelson, OSHA's assistant regional administrator, presented a VPP flag and plaque to the Trelleborg team.

The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize private and federal worksites with effective safety and health management systems that have maintained injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages. Management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis and training. Union support is required for applicant worksites where employees are represented by a bargaining unit. Participating worksites are exempt from OSHA programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/vpp/index.html.

For additional information on the VPP, contact Brad Baptiste, OSHA's regional VPP manager in Denver, at 720-264-6555.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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