RR Donnelley's Mississippi Facility Recommended for VPP Star Status Recertification by OSHA
CHICAGO — April 11, 2016 — R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (RRD) announced that its Senatobia, Miss., production facility has been recommended for recertification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety and 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.
"This important recertification and renewed accomplishment is a direct result of our employees' continuing commitment to operational excellence," comments 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."
Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's senior VP of environmental, health, safety and quality, and chief sustainability officer, says, "The VPP 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. 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 supplys magazines and catalogs primarily to medical journals and magazine publishers.
Additional detail on RR Donnelley's performance in areas of safety, environmental impact and sustainability is available in the company's Global Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.
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