MAY 2010
                                        

Veolia Environmental achieves OSHA’s VPP Star Status at refinery

Veolia ES Industrial Services Inc.’s on-site program at Marathon Petroleum Company LLC in Robinson, Illinois has been accepted into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

OSHA recognized Veolia’s Bridgeport Core and Ashland Separations groups for its outstanding efforts in achieving exemplary occupational safety and health compliance. Veolia’s Marathon Petroleum on-site program joins the VPP at the Star Award level, the highest level granted.

Veolia ES Industrial Services’ on-site program at the Marathon Petroleum facility was recognized for achieving and maintaining five VPP best practices during the OSHA audit. These included a Safety Opportunity Shared (SOS) form, Act Now for Safety Program, employee safety perception survey, behavioral-based safety observations and new hire orientation.

In addition to the VPP Star achievement at the Marathon facility, two of the company’s on-site programs for Valero Energy Corporation have received OSHA’s ‘Star among Stars’ award. Veolia ES Industrial Services’ teams at Corpus Christi and Three Rivers, both in Texas, have been given OSHA’s Region VI “Star among Star” award for having an incident rate 90 percent below the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) rate for their industry.