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Monsanto's Marshall, MO Facility Earns OSHA Star Recognition

Date Posted: February 4, 2013

(January 31, 2013<MarshallDemocrat) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized the employees and management of Monsanto Co. Marshall Corn Research Station in Marshall for excellence in the company's employee safety and health program, according to a news release from OSHA.

The Marshall Corn Research Station facility has been designated a "star," the highest honor in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.
Monsanto Co.'s Marshall Corn Research Station earned VPP star recognition following a comprehensive on-site evaluation by a team of OSHA safety and health experts.

This hybrid grain breeding company employs eight full-time and up to 35 seasonal workers at the facility.
"From the top down, Marshall Corn Research Station has displayed outstanding effort in implementing a comprehensive safety and health management system," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City. "The company is an exemplar of workplace safety."
The VPP recognizes private and federal work sites with effective safety and health management systems that have maintained injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages.

Management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, work site analysis and training.