FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MARTHA DEACON
AUGUST 2, 2007
(615) 741-2257
 

 

SCHERING-PLOUGH HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS RECEIVES TWO SAFETY AWARDS
COMPANY WORKED MORE THAN 1 MILLION HOURS WITHOUT LOST TIME INJURY

NASHVILLE – Schering-Plough Healthcare Products in Cleveland has earned both the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award and the Commissioner’s Award for workplace safety.

This marks the second time that Schering-Plough has achieved STAR designation. The Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program. The Volunteer STAR is patterned after the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and recognizes the best of the best in the area of safety and health programming and performance.

“Today’s Volunteer STAR recertification shows that continued attention to workplace safety is a priority with Schering-Plough,” said TDLWD Commissioner James Neeley, who presented the award at the company’s facility in Cleveland. Schering-Plough in Cleveland first became a Volunteer STAR site in 2003.

The Commissioner’s Award honors employers and their employees, who together have achieved the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. In 2003 Schering-Plough also won the Governor’s Award of Excellence, another safety award in the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health awards program.

“Schering Plough in Cleveland qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than 1 million hours without a lost time injury,” Neeley said.

Schering-Plough Healthcare Products employs 514 people in pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging. Among the company’s product lines are Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, Coppertone, and several over-the-counter medications.

Commissioner Neeley presented both awards at a ceremony today at the Schering-Plough facility, located at 4207 Michigan Avenue Rd. NE, in Cleveland.

To obtain an application or additional information on the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health (TOSHA) Safety Awards Program, contact the safety grant manager in Nashville at (800) 325-9901 or (615) 741-5281.

 

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