COMPANY RECEIVES WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley on behalf of Governor Phil Bredesen, will award Schering-Plough HealthCare Products in Cleveland, the VOLUNTEER STAR Award. The VOLUNTEER Safety through Accountability and Recognition (STAR) Award is the state's highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program.
Commissioner Neeley congratulated Schering-Plough's employees during the ceremony held at the Cleveland Company. "The evaluation criteria for the STAR award are ambitious. I am most impressed with management's commitment to creating a safe working environment and the manner in which employees have been empowered and trained to recognize and correct workplace hazards," said Neeley.
Schering-Plough HealthCare division manufactures and packages several well-known consumer products. Major product lines include: Dr. Scholl's foot care products, Coppertone sun care products, Claritin and several other over-the-counter medications. All products manufactured at the Cleveland facility are FDA approved for consumer usage and direct human contact.
main objective for participation in the STAR program is the improvement
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. TOSHA consultants
work with companies through the internal and external review that is part
of the application process.
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