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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-2156-DAL
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221


Entergy Operations Lafayette Service Center Achieves OSHA Recognition
Ceremony Held Today in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Entergy Operations Lafayette Service Center has earned membership in the prestigious "Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) 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 on 2623 Cameron St. in Lafayette.

"Entergy Operations Lafayette Service Center has 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 51 percent below the national average for their industry."

The Entergy Operations Jennings Service Center operates and maintains power lines that provide electricity to residential and commercial customers in the cities of Lafayette, Church Point, Carencro, Opelousas and New Iberia in Lafayette Parish, La. The company is part of the Entergy Gulf States Inc. West region located in Lake Charles, La. There are about 25 workers in Lafayette who construct and repair power lines, provide meter service and install street lights.

OSHA's 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. About 1,300 work sites throughout the U.S have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the VPP. More than 280 industries are represented within 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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