For Immediate Release:
medicine society recognizes Kerr-McGee
CHICAGO, May 15, 2002-The American College of Occupational and Environmental Health (ACOEM) has selected Kerr-McGee, Oklahoma City, Okla., as a recipient of the 2002 Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA). The company was selected based on its exemplary health and wellness policies and programs for employees. In particular, Kerr-McGee's computer assisted medical examination program for surveillance and wellness was designated as a CHAA Model Program.
The Award was presented April 17 during ACOEM's annual American Occupational Health Conference in Chicago, Ill. John P. Gibbs, MD, FACOEM, Medical Director, and Joseph B. Basinger, MD, MPH, accepted the Award on behalf of Kerr-McGee.
ACOEM, an international medical specialty society of more than 6,000 occupational and environmental medicine physicians, recognizes the best corporate health programs in America through the CHAA competition. The Award honors and provides national recognition to North American corporations and institutions exhibiting excellence in employee health, safety and environmental management, and recognizes the finest health programs in America.
Competing organizations are judged on their commitment to, and excellence in, creating comprehensive and innovative health and safety programs. Examiners look for measurable results in 23 quality categories covering four areas - healthy people, a healthy environment, a healthy company, and management and leadership.
Kerr-McGee Corp. is an energy and inorganic chemical company with worldwide operations and assets of $11 billion. Kerr-McGee has management's commitment at all levels to assure the health and safety of its employees. In addition to occupational and environmental health and safety initiatives, Kerr-McGee has an extensive array of wellness programs. Kerr-McGee has taken the extra step to focus on wellness at the work- site, including programs to decrease blood pressure, increase seat belt utilization, and smoking cessation programs. Other wellness programs include fitness centers, immunizations and health risk appraisals.
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