A P-264 Recognition Award certificate issued by the Manufacturing Quality Assurance Organisation to Steve Brain for 'Implementing the Eye Examination Procedure in KAA Sensitizing'. KAA stands for Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd.

Steve Brain was the Australian representative in a worldwide Kodak committee that aimed to standardise the quality of Kodak products. The team of delegates from Kodak branches devised a list of benchmarks to achieve and certificates were issued as each milestone was reached. This particular milestone was the implementation of eye examinations. Until this point, no staff member working in quality control were tested for colour blindness or short sightedness, so Kodak company doctors were asked to test employees to make sure that they could see the film and film defects under the same conditions.

This document was donated as part of the Kodak Oral History Project. It complements the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

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White paper certificate with images of coloured flags printed across the top. Printed black text throughout and handwritten signatures in the bottom right and left corners. Certificate is housed in a clear plastic, Kodak-branded folder.

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