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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) welcomed the Placid Refining Company in Port Allen,
"Placid Refining has demonstrated excellence in effective safety and health management," said OSHA acting regional administrator Frank Strasheim in
Placid Refining produces transportation fuels that are distributed from
More than 1,600 worksites in more than 270 industries nationwide have earned entry into OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs. Requirements include a high degree of management support and employee involvement; a high quality worksite hazard analysis; prevention and control programs; and comprehensive safety and health training for all employees. Each of these elements must be effective, in place and in operation for at least one year before a company can apply to join the VPP. Companies in the VPP achieve average injury rates 50 percent lower than other companies in their respective industries.