LSC Communications Facility Recommended for OSHA's VPP Star Status Certification
CHICAGO — December 21, 2016 — LSC Communications has announced that its Roanoke, Va., production facility has been recommended for recertification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
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.
"Achieving VPP Star recertification status requires a committed management team, an engaged workforce and continuous improvement. This important recertification is another reflection of the caliber of our employees and the distinctive quality of our operations,” says Thomas J. Quinlan III, chairman and CEO of LSC Communications.
Michael Manzella, senior VP of Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality, and Chief Sustainability Officer of LSC Communications, also adds, "Overall, LSC’s five total VPP Star Status-certified facilities have evolved into models of excellence and serve to influence best practices industry-wide. Safety is the most important measure of operational excellence. Our written safety programs serve as a foundation for a safe work place, but it is management’s exceptional commitment, strong employee engagement and the individual’s ownership of safety as a core value that produce such outstanding results."
The VPP re-certification is a lengthy process. 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.
LSC Communications’ Roanoke facility employs state-of-the-art technology to supply hard and soft cover books to adult trade, direct marketing and education publishers. LSC’s Senatobia facility supplies magazines and catalogs primarily to medical journals and magazine publishers. Additional detail on LSC Communications’ performance in areas of safety, environmental impact and sustainability is available on the Company’s website at www.lsccom.com.
About LSC Communications
LSC Communications (NYSE: LKSD) is a global leader in traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products that serves the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers. The Company’s service offering includes e-services, warehousing and fulfillment and supply chain management. LSC utilizes a broad portfolio of technology capabilities coupled with consultative attention to clients' needs to increase speed to market, reduce costs, provide postal savings to clients and improve efficiencies. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of an international organization.
Source: LSC Communications.