VPPPA recognition is the second national award for
Hasbro manufacturing in less than a month
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc's (NASDAQ:HAS) manufacturing facility based in East Longmeadow,
Massachusetts has been named a winner of the 2011 VPPPA (Voluntary
Protection Program Participants' Association) Outreach Award,
recognizing the Company's "extraordinary work" for its achievements in
creating a safer, healthier work environment, together with its
leadership in sharing with other companies its vast knowledge of best
practices and impactful new techniques.
Hasbro's Vice President of Technical Services Jack Popp and Scott
Trudell, President of RWDSU Local 224, accepted the award on August 29th
at the 27th Annual National VPPPA Conference in New Orleans. Hasbro East
Longmeadow (ELM) has been classified as an OSHA VPP Star site since 2002.
"We are proud to recognize Hasbro, Inc., and its East Longmeadow
manufacturing facility as a 2011 VPPPA Outreach Award Winner," said
Davis Layne, Executive Director of VPPPA, "The site has done a
tremendous job sharing best practices and reaching out to other
companies to improve their safety and health programs. Congratulations,
and keep up the good work!"
"We are honored to win this Outreach Award, which recognizes Hasbro's
long-standing commitment and leadership relating to environmental,
health and safety issues in all aspects of manufacturing best
practices," Popp said. "We believe that by sharing our innovative safety
and ergonomic techniques, Hasbro can prevent unnecessary injuries to
workers in a number of other industries within OSHA's VPP program."
The VPPPA award recognizes the Hasbro facility's exceptional leadership
based on a variety of measures and activities, including formal
mentoring of other companies, conducted by ELM employees who have
achieved special OSHA status; by VPPPA request, assistance of other
companies through sharing of its safety procedures and safety training
materials; and the hosting of an annual "Ergonomics Conference" where
ELM ergonomics team members share their learnings, projects and results
with OSHA Region 1 Officials and other local companies.
Last month, Hasbro's ELM facility received a separate honor, when it
received SGP (Sustainable Green Printing Partnership) certification from
SGP, a Seattle-based non-profit group providing sustainability
certification in the graphic communications industry. To receive
certification, print facilities must accomplish the following: establish
a sustainability management system; implement best practices in
sustainability; and comply with local, state and federal employment
laws. Certified facilities are also required to use SGP's sustainability
metrics system to report on progress annually.
About Hasbro, Inc.
is a branded play company providing children and families around the
world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on
the Company's world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to
television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive
licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the
strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as
TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I.
JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro's multi-platform
joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com.
The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC.
All rights reserved.
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© 2011 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
VPPPA, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is dedicated
to promoting advances in worker safety and health excellence through
cooperation among communities, workers, industries and governments. The
2,100 VPPPA member sites primarily consist of worksites that have been
approved, or are seeking approval, into VPP as administered by OSHA,
state-plan OSHA and the Department of Energy.
Gary Serby, 401-727-5582
Debbie Hancock, 401-727-5464
Source: Hasbro, Inc.
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