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Region 1 News Release: 08-1399-BOS/BOS 2008-282
Tues., Oct. 7, 2008
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: 617-565-2074


Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems deemed workplace safety and health star by U.S. Labor Department's OSHA
Norwalk, Conn., manufacturing plant enters OSHA's elite Voluntary Protection Programs

NORWALK, Conn. - Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems in Norwalk has become the 14th Northrop Grumman worksite to be accepted into the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It was welcomed into the program by OSHA officials during a VPP flag raising held today at the plant.

"Today we recognize the joint commitment of more than 400 employees and management here in Norwalk who continually and effectively go beyond the status quo in providing and maintaining a safe and healthful workplace," said Marthe Kent, OSHA's regional administrator for New England. "The VPP is a challenging and demanding program but its rewards - including lower injury and illness rates - make that effort worthwhile."

The Norwalk plant, which includes about 100 employees represented by IUE-CWA Local 81244, was approved for three years of participation in the VPP at the star, or highest, achievement level, following an OSHA team's week-long onsite review of its safety and health management systems, interviews wi