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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-1568-DAL
Monday, Aug. 22, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
NORCO, La. -- Entergy Operations Service Centers in Labadieville and Reserve, La., have 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 La Maison Magnolia Reception Hall, 950 First St., in Norco.
"Both of these Entergy Operations service centers have demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Regional Administrator John Miles in Dallas. "Their outstanding efforts include maintaining an illness and injury rate that is 100 percent below the national average for their industry."
The Entergy Operations Labadieville Service Center, which employs about 25 workers, operates and maintains power lines that provide electricity to both residential and commercial customers in St. Martin, Ascension, Iberville, Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes.
The Entergy Operations Reserve Service Center, which employs about 29 workers, operates and maintains power lines that provide electricity to both residential and commercial customers in St. James, St. John, St. Charles and Ascension Parishes.
Both service centers construct and repair power lines, provide meter service, and install street lights in surrounding areas.
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 1,200 work sites representing more than 200 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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