RR Donnelley Facilities Earn Recertification to OHSA’s VPP Star Status
CHICAGO—June 11, 2012—R. R. Donnelley & Sons announced that its Senatobia, MS, and Lynchburg, VA, production facilities have been recertified as achieving Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Federal Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA).
Star certifications, the highest that OSHA grants, are awarded only after organizations complete an application process and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation that is conducted by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP certifications signify the implementation of effective safety and health management systems and maintenance of injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for the printing industry.
“At RR Donnelley, we believe that employee safety is the first and most-important measure of operational excellence,” said John Paloian, the company’s chief operating officer. “We are very proud that our company-wide safety performance is significantly better than the industry average and that our Senatobia and Lynchburg facilities in particular have again earned this elite distinction.”
Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley’s senior vice president for EHS, Quality and Sustainability added, “It is challenging to achieve VPP Star Status for the first time but even more so to be recertified because continuous improvement is an important element in the program. Our employees continue to meet that challenge through exceptional practices and outstanding teamwork.”
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.