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Anita Orozco

Anita Orozco

2002 Safety Professional of the Year

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. recently honored Anita Orozco, of Tucson, Ariz., as the first KellerOnline® (KOL) Safety Professional of the Year. The award is sponsored by KOL, the interactive online safety tool that helps safety professionals manage their safety process.

Orozco was chosen out of 150 finalists to receive the award. She is a Safety Manager for the Air System Components division of Tomkins, working with 500 employees at one of 33 company plants. Her winning program, "Caught in the Act," netted her $2,500, a plaque, and a certificate from Keller. She also received a free one-year subscription to KellerOnline.

"I was thrilled when they told me I won," Orozco said. "Being recognized by an outside company for the way you do your job is quite an honor."

According to Orozco, her "Caught in the Act" program was easy and affordable to implement and had a positive effect on employees. When an employee is observed working safely or unsafely, they are "caught in the act." Orozco photographs them, then presents the photos in training sessions to give employees visual examples of safe and unsafe work practices. She also posts photos of employees working safely to build safety awareness as well as morale and pride among employees.

Anita is exemplary," said Robert L. Keller, President and CEO of Keller. "She has done an outstanding job. She is in the business of preventing accidents and making sure each employee goes home to their family accident-free. When a customer like Anita chooses Keller for their products, it speaks well for our organization, and we can take pride in our accomplishments."

About J. J. Keller

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. of Neenah, WI, is a leading specialized publisher and services provider. Founded in 1953, the company offers a wide spectrum of ready-made and custom safety and regulatory-compliance products to customers throughout North America. Keller helps customers in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, utility and construction comply with OSHA, DOT and EPA requirements. The company's diverse product line includes technical publications, computer software, video-based, CD-ROM and on-line training programs, specialized forms and supplies.

Keller also provides safety consulting, on-site training and a variety of transportation services, including licensing, permitting, fuel tax reporting and driver log auditing.

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