Fluor Corporation (was recently named as one of America's Safest Companies for 2006 by Occupational Hazards magazine. Both Fluor Corporate and Fluor Hanford, a unit of the Fluor Government Group that works for the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington State, were jointly recognized.

"Fluor is honored to be recognized as one of America's Safest Companies," said Garry Flowers, senior vice president of HSE, Security & Industrial Relations. "Safety is an integral part of our work ethic and culture at Fluor. It is at the forefront of every project we undertake for our clients around the world. They expect and deserve the highest levels of safety on their job."

"While Fluor's management is absolutely committed to safety, when it comes right down to it, it's people that make the difference," said Steve Gilbert, senior vice president of Human Resources and Administration. "Every one of our 38,000 employees and all of our thousands of subcontractor employees share in this honor."

Since 2002, Occupational Hazards magazine has been recognizing America's Safest Companies. Regardless of size or industry, the program is open to companies that can clearly demonstrate that their safety process includes support from management, involvement of employees, innovative solutions to safety challenges, injury and illness rates lower than the average for their industries, comprehensive educational programs for employees about safety-related topics, and good communication with workers about the value of safety.

The 3,500 employees of Fluor Hanford and it subcontractors at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Washington state are engaged in one of the largest environmental cleanup projects in the world. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the site produced two-thirds of the country's supply of plutonium for national defense.

"Our employees face the depth and breadth of hazards as they clean up a site that is half the size of Rhode Island," said Ron Gallagher, Fluor Hanford president and CEO. "Everyone who has a stake in the cleanup - from the general public to our Department of Energy customer - expects us to work safely while we protect the environment from radiological and chemical hazards. We have a goal of zero accidents on the job, and we work toward achieving our goal by using innovative safety approaches such as our union safety representative program, as well as leading indicators to predict when and where potential issues may occur."

Fluor Corporationprovides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management.