Region 6 News Release: DOL-OSHA-10-32-DAL
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010
Contact: Elizabeth Todd
US Labor Department's OSHA recognizes ConocoPhillips, Bossier Operations for excellence in safety and health
FRANKLIN, Texas -- ConocoPhillips, Bossier Operations in Franklin has earned merit recognition in the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its employee health and safety achievements.
"This facility is not only the first oil and gas field operations for ConocoPhillips that has exceeded OSHA's VPP minimum standards, but the company has not had an OSHA recordable injury since 2005," said Dean McDaniel, OSHA's regional administrator in Dallas, Texas. "The company is to be commended for displaying an outstanding commitment to safety and health."
ConocoPhillips, Bossier Operations, which drills and maintains the production of natural gas and oil for the Franklin area, earned VPP recognition after implementing a comprehensive employee safety and health management system in accordance with the programs' standards.
Eric S. Harbin, director for OSHA's Austin Area Office, and Lyndol Miller, OSHA's VPP coordinator in Austin, Texas, attended today's ceremony at the ConocoPhillips, Bossier Operations location in Franklin.
OSHA's recognition programs include the VPP for employers and employees who have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. In the VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries, illnesses and workplace hazards. As part of attaining VPP status, employers must demonstrate management commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve employees in the safety and health management system.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to promote safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
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