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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-1069-DAL
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221


American Equipment Co. Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Held Today in Borger, Texas

BORGER, Texas -- American Equipment Co. (AMECO) 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 today at the ConocoPhillips School Cafeteria, Spur 119 N. in Borger.

"The company's outstanding efforts include maintaining an injury and illness rate that is 100 percent below the national average for their industry," said Richard Tapio, area director for OSHA's Lubbock area office. "This is the fifth Star VPP site at the Borger refinery, clearly demonstrating excellence in effective safety and health management."

AMECO, a contractor at the ConocoPhillips Refinery and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in Borger, has maintained a rate for injuries and illnesses below the industry rate for the past three years. The company employs about 19 workers in Borger and provides complete outsourcing of mobile equipment, including rentals, tools and equipment repairs, maintenance and tool distribution and fueling.

The Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their industry. From coast to coast, approximately 1,300 work sites representing more than 280 industries participate in the programs.

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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