FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/17/13) – The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will award the Kimberly-Clark Corp. with a “Star” status under the state’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) during a ceremony Wednesday at the facility.
The program, which is administered by the cabinet’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Program under the Department of Workplace Standards recognizes and promotes exemplary safety and health performance in the workplace. The award represents the highest safety honor that can be given to a company.
The Owensboro mill is the first Kimberly-Clark Professional Sector site to achieve OSHA’s VPP star status.
Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts said companies who receive VPP Status undergo a rigorous evaluation process involving an in-depth worksite hazard analysis, detailed records review and must maintain a high degree of employee involvement through safety and prevention programs and training.
"This award recognizes our employee’s commitment to creating an injury-free work place, and it publicly acknowledges a mutually beneficial partnership between Kimberly-Clark and the state’s OSH program, said mill manager Dan Lachmann. “I’m very proud of our Owensboro team, and I want to thank the Labor Cabinet representatives for their support."
Kimberly-Clark joins an elite group of 10 other Star work sites in the state. For additional information, visit the Labor Cabinet’s website HERE.
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire
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