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Region 6 News Release: OSHA-05-2330-DAL
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
CONROE, Texas -- Drilling Specialties Co., Conroe Plant, a Division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP, 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 to honor its excellent work was held at the company's local facility in Conroe.
"Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.'s effective safety and health management has resulted in OSHA's VPP Star award at 17 separate locations," said OSHA Regional Administrator John Miles in Dallas. "Their outstanding efforts exemplify the practical value of a partnership with OSHA in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses."
Drilling Specialties in Conroe manufactures a variety of proprietary drilling, cement and well completion fluid additives. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. employs about 5,300 workers worldwide and is one of the top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, specialty chemicals, piping and proprietary plastics.
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs recognize and promote effective workplace safety and health management. About 1,400 work sites representing more than 280 industries throughout the U.S have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the VPP. Typically, participants achieve injury and illness rates more than 50 percent below their industry's average.
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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