Fluor Corporation announced October 3 that it was chosen by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as the newest participant in the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Corporate Pilot. Fluor joins an elite group of only six other companies and organizations that participate in the VPP Corporate Pilot. Department of Labor and OSHA officials presented Fluor executives with the honor at a formal presentation ceremony at Fluor’s Greenville, S.C., office.
The VPP Corporate Pilot is designed to recognize companies and organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to employee safety, health and VPP. The corporate pilot designees have established, standardized corporate-level safety and health management systems that are effectively implemented organization-wide as well as internal audit and screening processes that evaluate their facilities for safety and health performance.
"Fluor Corporation has implemented a safety and health management system that reflects the quality standards set forth in OSHA's VPP," said Edwin G. Foulke Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. "As the newest member of the VPP Corporate Pilot, we applaud Fluor for achieving exemplary safety and health practices at all of its worksites and look forward to continuing our successful relationship to protect employees well into the future."
"At Fluor, safety is one of our bedrock corporate values and it impacts the lives of every one of our employees on a daily basis. We are honored to have been chosen to participate in OSHA's elite Corporate Voluntary Protection Program," said Alan Boeckmann, Fluor Corporation’s chairman and chief executive officer. "The cooperative relationship between our two organizations will certainly help drive improvements in our own health, safety and environmental performance and add value for our clients. We are proud of our employees who have worked so diligently to achieve such exemplary safety performance."
Launched in May 2004, the primary goal of the VPP Corporate Pilot is to streamline the application and onsite evaluation processes for organizations that are committed to VPP. The VPP onsite evaluation team noted that Fluor demonstrates a culture of safety and health through all levels of the organization. The company also utilizes a web-based network of moderated forums to disseminate information and answer questions related to safety and health. Fluor is the sixth active participant to become part of the VPP Corporate Pilot, joining organizations like General Electric Company, U.S. Postal Service and Dow Chemical Company.
Fluor has six active OSHA VPP sites which include locations in Indiana, North Carolina (three), Minnesota and Texas. Additionally, Fluor maintains eight active Department of Energy (DOE) VPP sites at the Hanford nuclear cleanup site and one at Fluor’s office in Richland, Wash.
Fluor Corporation provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $16.7 billion in 2007.