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Fluor Named One of America's Safest Companies by Occupational Hazards Magazine.

Fluor One of 10 Companies Named to 2006 List

IRVING, Texas Irving (pronounced 'er-ving') is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 191,615; the 2006 estimate was 201,927 according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and 196,084 according to  -- Fluor Corporation (NYSE NYSE

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) 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 HSE House
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Relations between the management of an industrial enterprise and its employees.

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the relations between management and workers
. "Safety is an integral part of our work ethic work ethic
A set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence.

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a belief in the moral value of work
 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."

"America's Safest Companies serve as inspiration to employers across the country who sometimes lack a determined commitment to occupational safety and health," said Sandy Smith, Occupational Hazards chief editor. "Whether they have 10,000 employees or 100 employees, the 2006 America's Safest Companies recipients have demonstrated a commitment to safety and believe that a strong commitment to safety reflects positively on their bottom line."

Since 2002, Occupational Hazards magazine, a monthly publication of Penton Media, 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 Rhode Island, island, United States
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," said Ron Gallagher, Fluor Hanford president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "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 Corporation (NYSE:FLR) provides services on a global basis in the fields of engineering Engineering is a collective term to describe the application of scientific theory in the design, creation, and maintenance of technology. According to 1992 NSF data, the largest fields of engineering are Civil, Electrical / Electronic, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering (by number of , procurement, construction, operations, maintenance and project management. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor is a FORTUNE 500 company with revenues of $13.2 billion in 2005. For more information visit

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