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Osmose Announces Safety Milestone - Three Years without a Lost Workday Case

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Utility Inspection, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Projects Executed Safely by Osmose

Tue, Jun 2nd 2009 02:00 pm

Tyrone, Georgia, June 2, 2009

Osmose Utilities Services recently achieved a significant safe work hours milestone by passing three consecutive years without a lost workday case. Osmose's project work for utilities includes inspection and rehabilitation of transmission and distribution infrastructure such as poles, towers and padmounted transformers. Osmose personnel also perform storm damage assessment and post storm debris removal under conditions that challenge safe work performance. During this three year period Osmose technicians and field management have logged more than 7 million safe work hours.

"Much of the credit for our safety record goes to the culture created by the Osmose Safety Program. Working safely and letting safety "set the pace" have become basic requirements of employment", says Bob Bleech, Director of Operations Support and Safety Director for Osmose Utilities Services. "We stress training, education, communications and personal accountability as part of our safety culture and have achieved excellent buy-in from all levels of the organization."

Donnie Lander, Senior Vice President of Operations for Osmose helped to initiate the company's safety program in 1990. "We are all accountable for working safely at all times. From a first-day technician right up to the president, we all have a responsibility to help ensure that every project is completed with safety as the top priority. And our utility customers expect their contractors to work safely under all circumstances."

About Osmose Utilities Services, Inc.

Osmose provides professional grade inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation services for aging T&D infrastructure. Osmose also delivers utility data services - from joint use, network modeling, post-storm, stray voltage and GIS related surveys to web-hosted reporting. Osmose can also support a wide range of utility storm response needs.


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