ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., April 10, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems facility in Rolling Meadows was awarded the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) prestigious STAR award re-certification yesterday in recognition of the company's exemplary occupational safety and health program.
The STAR award represents the highest levels of recognition available through OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. To earn the STAR designation, a facility must have an accident rate that is below that of their industry and demonstrate, through an onsite audit, that its safety and health programs and practices attain high levels of excellence. This achievement is especially significant for an organization with a large workforce, such as Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows facility, which employs more than 2,500.
"This is an exciting day for the city of Rolling Meadows and for Northrop Grumman Corporation," said Ken Nelson, Mayor of Rolling Meadows. "VPP Certification is truly an honor reserved for the best of the best and I'm proud that one of our nation's top defense contractors, and our 2008 Rolling Meadows top employer, is also a safe company."
"We're extremely proud to receive this recognition, which is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our entire workforce to the principle of 'safety first' each and every day," said Robert Del Boca, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Defensive Systems Division. "It is especially rewarding to know that our Northrop Grumman facility is the first company in Rolling Meadows to achieve this status."
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program recognizes and partners with businesses and worksites that demonstrate excellence in occupational safety and health. The STAR designation is designed for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems that provide effective employee protection beyond the requirements of OSHA standards.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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