Clean Harbors Receives NPRA Contractor Safety Award

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Staff achieves 19 years of accident-free production support

Clean Harbors, the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, recently received a Contractor Award for Meritorious Safety Performance from the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA).

The Award was presented to Clean Harbors for 2009 accident-free production support by the onsite staff at the Valero Refinery in Benicia, California.

Clean Harbors provides its Apollo Onsite Services to Valero, which includes hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and remediation services, in-plant transport and equipment cleaning.

"Clean Harbors has worked injury free for 19 years in the Benicia Refinery," said Rick Morgan, Safety Manager, Valero Benicia Refinery. "They have been working on becoming a member of Cal/OSHA's elite VPP [Voluntary Protection Program] Star Site program and are close to submitting their application. Working with a company such as Clean Harbors that places such a high value on safety is refreshing."

Contractor Award for Meritorious Safety Performance qualifications are based on employee incident rate reporting in accordance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements, as defined by law and entered on the OSHA 300A form. The company qualified by maintaining a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) below 1.0 for the 2009 calendar year. Clean Harbors' TRIR has been 0.0 at Benicia for the past 19 years.

"This is an outstanding accomplishment by the Clean Harbors Benicia team," commented Andy Hastings, Clean Harbors Refinery Services Project Manager. "For a staff of nearly two dozen individuals to go 19 years without an OSHA-recordable incident is truly impressive. We're proud that they are part of the company and that they have received this recognition from the NPRA."

About NPRA

NPRA members include more than 450 companies, including virtually all American refiners and petrochemical manufacturers. NPRA members supply consumers with a wide variety of products and services used daily in their homes and businesses. Products include gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, jet fuel, lubricants and the chemicals that serve as "building blocks" in making everything from plastics to clothing to medicine to computers.

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors is North America's leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services serving over 50,000 customers, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 175 locations, including over 50 waste management facilities throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Company also operates international locations in Bulgaria, China, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit


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