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RR Donnelley's Crawfordsville, IN facility recommended for star certification

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago - R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company today announced that its facility in Crawfordsville, IN has been recommended for certification to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status, which reflects excellence in occupational safety and health as well as a commitment to continuous improvement.

"Safety is the first and most important measure of operational excellence," said John Paloian, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer. "This kind of performance requires exceptional teamwork, innovation and attention to detail. We are proud of our employees' safety record worldwide and especially pleased that our team in Crawfordsville has been recognized with this important distinction."

According to OSHA, the typical VPP worksite, such as RR Donnelley's Crawfordsville operation, has a lost workday incidence rate of 50 percent below the average of its industry. RR Donnelley measures its operations' safety metrics worldwide according to OSHA standards and its facilities perform nearly at the VPP level with a lost workday rate of approximately 47 percent below the average of our industry.

Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's Senior Vice President of EHS & Quality commented, "Written safety programs serve as a foundation for a safe work place, but it is exceptional management commitment and leadership, strong employee engagement, and the individual ownership of safety as a core value that allows a safety culture to come to life and produce such outstanding results."

"Our Crawfordsville facility was the first RR Donnelley established outside of Chicago and it continues a nearly 90 year tradition of innovation and continuous improvement," added Paloian.


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