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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-1386-DAL
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
Ceremony Held Today in Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Koch Carbon LLC, Corpus Christi, Texas, 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 company's 8606 IH-37 office. "Koch Carbon has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Regional Administrator John Miles in Dallas. "Their outstanding efforts include maintaining an extremely low injury and illness rate compared to the national average for their industry."
Koch Carbon, a subsidiary of Koch Mineral Services,Wichita, Kansas, employs about four workers and provides contract services for the Flint Hills Resources Corpus Christi Coker Unit. The employees load and transport the petroleum coke to a bulk terminal near the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.
The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. About 1,300 work sites representing more than 280 industries throughout the U.S have earned OSHA's highest recognition as VPP participants. VPP workplaces 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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