RR Donnelley Facility Recommended for OSHA’s VPP Star Status
CHICAGO—April 25, 2011—R.R. Donnelley & Sons announced that its facility in Crawfordsville, IN, has been recommended for certification to OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status, which reflects excellence in occupational safety and health, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement.
“Safety is the first and most important measure of operational excellence,” said John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer. “This kind of performance requires exceptional teamwork, innovation and attention to detail. We are proud of our employees’ safety record worldwide and especially pleased that our team in Crawfordsville has been recognized with this important distinction.”
According to OSHA, the typical VPP worksite has a lost workday incidence rate of 50 percent below the average of its industry. RR Donnelley measures its operations’ safety metrics worldwide according to OSHA standards and its facilities perform nearly at the VPP level with a lost workday rate of approximately 47 percent below the average of our industry.
Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley’s senior vice president of EHS & Quality, commented, “Written safety programs serve as a foundation for a safe work place, but it is exceptional management commitment and leadership, strong employee engagement, and the individual ownership of safety as a core value that allows a safety culture to come to life and produce such outstanding results.”
“Our Crawfordsville facility was the first RR Donnelley established outside of Chicago and it continues a nearly 90 year tradition of innovation and continuous improvement,” added Paloian.
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 146 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, 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 products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.