Virginia Works Newsletter
February- March 2004

N E W S R E L E A S E

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Wester
Director of Cooperative Programs
(804) 786-6359


ALLOY POLYMERS, INC. OF RICHMOND ACHIEVES SHARP DESIGNATION UNDER VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY'S VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM

Richmond- Secretary of Commerce and Trade Michael Schewel announced that Alloy Polymers, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia has achieved designation as a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) site under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's (DOLI) voluntary protection program.

SHARP recognizes worksites that operate exemplary safety and health programs that result in the immediate and long-term prevention of job related injuries and illnesses. As part of the recognition for achieving SHARP status, the worksite is entitled to fly a SHARP flag, which has been given to company representatives.

"I commend Alloy Polymers, Inc. for recognizing the merits of SHARP," stated Secretary Schewel. "Both the company's and the Commonwealth's economic interests are served under this cooperative effort to protect worker safety and health."

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner C. Ray Davenport noted, "We are very proud of Alloy Polymers, Inc.'s achievements. Commitment to safety and health and hard work on the part of all management and employees has made Alloy Polymers, Inc. a safer, healthier and better place to work."

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry offers two voluntary protection programs- the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for small businesses and the Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VVPP) for employers of 250 or more. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Department of Labor and Industry office closest to you or by calling Jennifer Wester, Director of Cooperative Programs, at (804) 786-6359.

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