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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
FEBRUARY 27, 2006
(615) 741-2257 (O)
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DH COMPOUNDING RECEIVES TWO SAFETY AWARDS
COMPANY WORKED ONE YEAR WITHOUT INJURY

NASHVILLE – DH Compounding in Clinton, Tennessee, has earned both the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health and the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award.

The Governor’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict his normal job activities. The number of hours required for this award is based on the size of the company.

“DH Compounding has a remarkable safety history,” said Bob Henningsen, deputy commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development who presented the Governor’s Award on behalf of Governor Bredesen. “Company employees worked all of 2005 without a single recordable injury – accumulating more than 200,000 injury-free man hours during this process.”

The company also received the SHARP award, designed for employers with fewer than 250 workers in high-hazard industrial classifications and one of the state’s highest honors for workplace safety and health. The main incentive for participation in the SHARP award program is the desire by employers to promote a safe and healthy workplace. This program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of 12 months.

DHCompounding employs 88 people and produces compounds for the plastics industry. The company is a joint venture partnership between PolyOne Corporation and Dow Chemical Company.

Deputy Commissioner Henningsen presented both awards at a ceremony today at the DH Compounding facility, located at 1260 Carden Farm Drive in Clinton.

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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