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OSHA News Release – Region 6
U.S. Department of Labor
Region 6 News Release: OSHA-06-1257-DAL
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006
Contact: Diana Petterson or Elizabeth Todd
Phone: (214) 767-4776, ext. 222 or 221
HARRISON, Ark. -- Entergy Arkansas, Harrison Service Center, in Harrison, Ark., 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 in Harrison.
"The company has maintained an injury and illness rate that is 45 percent below the national average for its industry, demonstrating excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA Regional Administrator Frank Strasheim in Dallas. "Entergy's outstanding effort exemplifies the value of working with OSHA to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses."
Entergy Arkansas, Harrison Service Center, owned by Entergy Corp., installs, repairs and maintains electrical-distribution services. The Harrison facility employs about 32 workers. The corporate headquarters is in Little Rock, Ark.
The VPP recognizes and promotes effective workplace safety and health management. About 1,400 workplaces throughout the U.S., representing 280 industries, have earned OSHA's highest recognition as participants in the program. Participants typically achieve injury and illness rates lower than average rates for their respective industry. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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