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Schering-Plough HealthCare Products Best in Safety

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.

The 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.
For more information on the VOLUNTEER STAR Award program, contact TOSHA's Consultative Services office at 1-800-325-9901. For more information on this release, go to

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