OSHA Recommends RR Donnelley’s Mississippi Facility for VPP Star Status Recertification
RR Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), Chicago, announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recommended its Senatobia, Miss., production facility for recertification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status.
Created in 1982, OSHA’s VPP certification signifies the implementation of effective health and safety management systems and is attained only after an organization undergoes a rigorous onsite evaluation conducted by a team of health and safety professionals. The Star Status designation is the highest certification level granted by OSHA and is given to companies with exemplary safety and health management systems that have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries.
“This important recertification and renewed accomplishment is a direct result of our employees’ continuing commitment to operational excellence,” said Dan Knotts, RR Donnelley’s COO. “Overall, our five VPP Star Status-certified facilities have evolved into models of excellence and serve to influence best practices industry-wide. Among the many milestones that RR Donnelley achieves, those involving safety are our most important and we remain exceedingly proud of the accomplishments of our Senatobia employees.”
“The VPP certification is a lengthy process,” said Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley’s senior vice president of environmental, health, safety and quality, and chief sustainability officer. “As part of the evaluation, OSHA also conducts extensive interviews directly with employees as an important barometer of a company’s overall safety and health program. We are particularly proud that representatives from OSHA expressed admiration for the knowledge, dedication and commitment of our employees.”
RR Donnelley’s Senatobia facility employs technology that supplies magazines and catalogs primarily to medical journals and magazine publishers.
Additional detail on RRD’s performance in areas of safety, environmental impact and sustainability is available in the company’s Global Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
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