CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that its Crawfordsville, Indiana South Plant facility has again been certified to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Approval into the VPP is OSHA's official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health. RR Donnelley maintains five OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Status certified facilities. This recertification complements the Indiana OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star status achieved by the Crawfordsville North Plant facility earlier this year.
"Among the many milestones that RR Donnelley achieved in 2014, we regard those involving safety as the most important," said Dan Knotts, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "Achieving initial certification as a VPP Star facility is demanding, but recertification adds the extra challenge of demonstrating continuous improvement. We are proud of our employees for rising to the challenge once again."
Star certification is the highest certification level granted by OSHA and is awarded only after organizations complete an application process and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation conducted by a team of health and safety professionals. These VPP certifications signify the implementation of effective health and safety management systems and injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for the printing industry.
"Safety is regarded as the most important job at RR Donnelley. This recertification is the result of our employees continuing commitment to operational excellence," commented Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality, & Chief Sustainability Officer.
RR Donnelley's Global Corporate Social Responsibility Report provides an overview of the company's performance in areas of safety, environmental impact and sustainability.
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) helps organizations communicate more effectively by working to create, manage, produce, distribute and process content on behalf of our customers. The company assists customers in developing and executing multichannel communication strategies that engage audiences, reduce costs, drive revenues and increase compliance. RR Donnelley's innovative technologies enhance digital and print communications to deliver integrated messages across multiple media to highly targeted audiences at optimal times for clients in virtually every private and public sector. Strategically located operations provide local service and responsiveness while leveraging the economic, geographic and technological advantages of a global organization.
For more information, and for RR Donnelley's Global Social Responsibility Report, visit the company's web site at http://www.rrdonnelley.com.
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