XEROX OKC Supplies Manufacturing has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony was held September 11 at the company's facility on North Mustang Road in Yukon, Okla.

"XEROX OKC Supplies has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA regional administrator Frank Strasheim in Dallas. "Their outstanding effort includes maintaining an injury and illness rate 50 percent below the national average for their industry."

XEROX OKC Supplies Manufacturing, produces photographic equipment supplies, such as toner and binder tape. The plant, which has maintained a below-the-industry rate for injuries and illnesses for the past three years, employs approximately 177 workers and 10 contractors in Yukon. XEROX OKC Supplies Manufacturing is a division of the Xerox Corp. of Stamford, Conn.

OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. About 1,550 workplaces throughout the U.S., representing 280 industries, have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the VPP. Program participants typically achieve injury and illness rates that are 50 percent lower than average rates for their respective industry.