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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-1438-DAL
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
Ceremony Held Today in Waynoka, Okla.
WAYNOKA, Okla. -- Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.'s Lone Mountain facility in Waynoka, Okla., 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 facility in Waynoka.
"Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Lone Mountain, has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Regional Administrator John Miles in Dallas. "Their outstanding efforts include maintaining an injury and illness rate 60 percent below the national average for their industry."
The company's Lone Mountain facility, which employs about 60 workers, provides a comprehensive treatment facility for the disposal of solids and liquid wastewater treatment including the treatment of hazardous waste by neutralization, chemical reduction, chemical oxidation and alkaline chlorination.
Headquartered in Braintree, Mass., Clean Harbors is the largest provider of environmental services in North America with locations in the U.S., including Puerto Rico, and in Canada and Mexico.
The Voluntary Protection Programs 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 participants in the VPP. Program participants typically achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below their respective industry's average rates.
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