Region 6 News Release
Halliburton Energy Services in Duncan Achieves OSHA Recognition
DUNCAN, Okla. -- Halliburton Energy Services, Duncan Technology Center, in Duncan, has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A recognition ceremony was held at the company's facility on South 2nd Street.
"Halliburton has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Acting Regional Administrator Frank Strasheim in Dallas. "Their outstanding efforts include maintaining an injury and illness rate that is 21 percent below the national average for their industry."
Halliburton Energy Services, a division of the Halliburton Corp. headquartered in Houston, provides research and development, specializing in cementing and in the production of mechanical tools. The Duncan facility, which includes offices, laboratories and maintenance operations, employs about 414 workers with about 52 contract workers on site.
The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. More than 280 industries with about 1,400 work sites throughout the U.S have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the VPP. Program participants typically achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below their respective industry's average rates.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. The role of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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