Trade News Release
Thursday, June 24, 1999
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CEREMONY INDUCTING NASA'S LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
INTO OSHA'S PRESTIGIOUS VPP TO BE HELD MONDAY, JUNE 28
A ceremony inducting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., into the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's program for recognizing excellence in safety and health will be held Monday, June 28, at the center.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Charles N. Jeffress will join NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin, Associate Administrator Spence Armstrong, and Langley Center Director Jeremiah F. Creedon in the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center at Langley.
In October 1998, NASA's Langley Research Center became the first federal facility to be approved for membership in OSHA's prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star program. Jeffress announced this at the 53rd Annual Federal Safety and Health Conference in Los Angeles, Calif., noting, "The Federal Government should lead the way when it comes to occupational safety and health in America." He added that OSHA would like to recognize other programs like Langley's in the federal sector.
The OSHA team evaluating Langley's safety and health program for participation in VPP found excellence in safety and health management, employee training and involvement, and appropriate resources.
Media interested in attending Monday's ceremony should contact Bob Allen of NASA at
(757) 864-6176. There will be a brief photo opportunity following the ceremony.
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