OSHA Gives Mail Distribution Center Top Honors

By: Venton D. Blandin
By: Venton D. Blandin

May 25, 2006

Postal employees at the Charlottesville Processing and Distribution Plant are literally one in a million.

The employees there were prestigiously recognized for making their plant a safe place to work.

The postal plant is just one of almost 7 million companies who must meet high standards set by the Occupational Safety Hazard Association.

It's the only facility in the Richmond region to receive such an honor.

The employees are especially proud because they've worked two years to reach this goal.

"It takes a lot of management and employee participation to reach this goal, [as well as] union and management cooperation," said Charlottesville plant manager Dawn Jenkins.

"This is an opportunity for them to shine and to raise the bar for everybody else to try to achieve the same status that they've achieved," added Lois Miller of USPS Richmond.

The plan manager got a gold star statuette to keep on display, and an honorary flag to raise on the flagpole outside the building.

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