August 2019 Newsletter                                Volume 11, Issue 8
GBR Contractor Excellence Award Program 2018 Results

GBR partners with the Safety Council of Texas City (SCTC) to collect data and performance statistics used to select the top contractor for the GBR Contractor Excellence Award Program annually. Contractors involved in this program are required to submit data on a regular basis using the GBR Scorecard powered by SCTC. The 2018 winner announced at the Joint Contractor Senior Leadership/Marathon Management Safety Meeting on Wednesday, July 17th is Altair Strickland with runner-up, MISTAS. The Altair team receiving the award (Left to Right in the picture below): Charles Johnson Director HSE, Elvy Ramos Site Superintendent, James Bergeron, GBR, Jerry Murphy Site Safety Manager, Jeff Miller, Corp. Operations Director. Please contact James Bergeron (jdbergeron@marathonpetroleum.com) for more details on eligibility and getting involved in this annual program.
News Release from OSHA: July 22, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Kicks Off Safe + Sound Week on August 12

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will join businesses and organizations nationwide to recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019.
The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers' contributions to improving safety. Businesses that incorporate safety and health programs can help prevent injuries and illnesses, reduce workers' compensation costs, and improve productivity.
"Leadership commitment matters and demonstrates workplace safety is a priority," said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. "Safe + Sound Week reminds employers that safety and health programs help businesses save money, eliminate injuries, and most importantly save lives."
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to show their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate. Learn more about how to help plan and promote safety and health plans.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
Safety Council of Texas City
409-948-9009 ext. 404