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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
(615) 741-2257
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LUCITE INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD
COMPANY'S SAFETY RECORD IMPROVED CONSISTENTLY DURING CERTIFICATION PREPARATION

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Lucite International was chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.

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.

“Lucite has achieved a remarkably low incident rate for occupational injuries,” said Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen, who presented the STAR award to Lucite International today at the company’s facility at 2665 Fite Road in Memphis. “The evaluation criteria for this award are ambitious, and Lucite has worked conscientiously to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

He explained that the company’s three-year total case incident rate is 89 percent below the industry average.

A certificate of recognition is awarded to the STAR recipient, as is a flag that can be flown at the site. The company is also permitted to use the Volunteer STAR logo on its correspondence and company documents.

The standard for participation in the STAR program is the confirmation of a company’s safety and health program, which helps reduce accidents and injuries. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of three years.

Lucite International – Fite Road employs 163 people in the manufacture of methyl methacrylate monomers and Lucite ® cast acrylic sheet.

For more information on the Volunteer STAR award program, contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.



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