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ConocoPhillips plant in Oregon receives safety award

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The ConocoPhillips Portland Lubricants Plant recently received the VPP Star award from the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA).

The plant was recognized for "suburb safety management."

The VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) is a workplace safety and health management program that encourages employers to meet rigorous workplace safety standards that go beyond regulatory compliance to protect workers and reduce injuries. The ConocoPhillips Co. facility is the 17th Oregon work site to qualify for participation in the VPP.

To achieve VPP status, a work site must have an average injury and illness rate that is at or below the rates of other employers in the same industry. The work site also undergoes an extensive Oregon OSHA review of workplace conditions, safety records, employee safety and health programs, and regulatory compliance. The review includes Oregon OSHA interviews with employees.

Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers.

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