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Monday, March 7, 2011

Schneider Electric Site Named VPP Star in Lincoln, Nebraska

OSHA has recognized the management and employees of Schneider Electric USA Inc. by naming the company’s facility in Lincoln, Neb. a star site in the Voluntary Protection Programs. Schneider Electric USA manufactures miniature circuit breakers, earned it after a comprehensive on-site evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.

“From the top down, Schneider Electric USA has displayed outstanding effort in implementing a comprehensive safety and health management system,” said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA’s regional administrator in Kansas City, Mo. “The company is an exemplar of workplace safety.” The Lincoln, Nebraska facility employs more than 250 workers, according to OSHA.

VPP recognizes sites with effective safety and health management systems for maintaining injury and illness rates below the national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their industries. Employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo the on-site evaluation to be eligible.

For information about VPP and other cooperative programs, visit this website.

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