Lockheed Martin Unit Earns A “Star” As Honored Recipient Of Osha’s Top Workplace Safety Award
EAGAN, MN, 10/01/2008 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that its Eagan facility has received the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)'s prestigious Voluntary Protection Program STAR Award. Workplace safety and health representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) will recognize Lockheed Martin for its achievement as a MNSTAR (Minnesota Star) worksite at a flag-raising ceremony being conducted today.
MNSTAR is a Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration program that recognizes worksites where managers and employees work together to develop safety and health management systems that go beyond basic compliance with all applicable OSHA standards and result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses. Lockheed Martin's Eagan facility received the award following the successful completion of a comprehensive evaluation and certification process conducted by OSHA.
I congratulate Lockheed Martin for its leadership in allocating both the time and the resources needed to reach this level, said Steve Sviggum, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry commissioner. The company's dedication to the safety and health of its employees has reduced the frequency and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses and ensures more workers go home safe and healthy at the end of each day.
This designation demonstrates the commitment by each of our employees to create a productive and hazard-free work environment, said Rick Udicious, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin's Eagan business. This is an important milestone for the company and demonstrates our commitment to our employees and our customers.
Companies in Voluntary Protection Programs traditionally have seen lower injury and illness rates compared to national averages. Only 25 facilities in Minnesota have achieved STAR status and continue to evolve as models of excellence, influencing industry-wide practices for reducing occupational safety and health hazards.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.