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Sherwin-Williams Co. Recognized By OSHA For Workplace Safety And Health Excellence

Kansas City, Mo.—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has appointed Sherwin-Williams Co. in Coffeyville, Kan., as a Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) merit site for meeting or increasing workplace safety and health standards.

Sherwin-Williams that employ 25 workers in Coffeyville, manufacture, packages and distributes rust and smoke inhibitors, oil de-foamers and flame retardants. The company earned Voluntary Protection Programs recognition following a comprehensive onsite evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.

"Sherwin-Williams in Coffeyville has shown it is deeply committed to providing a safe and healthful workplace," said OSHA’s regional administrator In Kansas City, Mo., Charles E. Adkins. "The company's proactive approach toward safety is a model for others to follow."

OSHA’s recognition programs include the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) for the employers and employees who have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. In the VPP, management, OSHA and labor work cooperatively and proactively to prevent illness, injuries and workplace hazards. As a part of attaining Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) status, employers must demonstrate the management and commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve the employees in the safety and health management system.

Under the OSHA Act of 1970, the role of OSHA is to promote safe and healthy working conditions for the men and women of America by setting and enforcing standards and providing training and education.