ConocoPhillips Earns Kudos from OSHA
ConocoPhillips, Bossier Operations in Franklin, Texas, has earned merit recognition in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) for its employee health and safety achievements.
"This facility is not only the first oil and gas field operations for ConocoPhillips that has exceeded OSHA's VPP minimum standards, but the company has not had an OSHA recordable injury since 2005," said Dean McDaniel, OSHA's regional administrator in Dallas, Texas. "The company is to be commended for displaying an outstanding commitment to safety and health."
The Bossier Operations site, which drills and maintains the production of natural gas and oil for the Franklin area, earned VPP recognition after implementing a comprehensive employee safety and health management system in accordance with the programs' standards.
OSHA's recognition programs include the VPP for employers and employees who have implemented exemplary workplace safety and health management systems. In VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent injuries, illnesses, and workplace hazards. As part of attaining VPP status, employers must demonstrate management commitment to the safety and health of their employees and actively involve employees in the safety and health management system.