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Bristol Celebrates 1,000,000 hours with Zero Lost-Time Accidents

The Health and Safety team at Bristol Industries, LLC, held a celebration of safety on Thursday, June 17, in recognition of 1,000,000 hours of accident-free work performed by all of the Bristol Alliance companies. The million-hour mark was hit in late March, 2010, for work dating back to January 1, 2008. This means that the Bristol companies have performed more than two years, four months with zero lost-time accidents at all locations. This milestone puts Bristol Alliance of Companies in the top 1 percent of all companies in the United States for safety performance.

The celebration, which took place in the Anchorage corporate office lobby, included the distribution of an engraved commemorative gold pan for each office, commemorative silver coins to employees who worked between January 1, 2008 and March 31, 2010, and special recognition certificates for nominated employees who have exhibited outstanding leadership in support of Bristol’s safety goals.

The celebration recognized the combined health and safety achievements of all the firms making up the Bristol Alliance of Companies, a group of Alaska Native‐owned engineering, construction and environmental services companies with offices in Alaska, Washington, Texas and North Carolina. The Bristol Alliance includes: Bristol Environmental & Engineering Services Corporation; Bristol Construction Services, LLC; Bristol Environmental Remediation Services, LLC; Bristol Fuel Systems, LLC; and Bristol Design Build Services, LLC—as well as Bristol Industries, LLC, which provides the firms with administrative support, and is responsible for its Health and Safety program. All the companies are subsidiaries of Bristol Bay Native Corporation.

Bristol Industries CEO Joe Terrell said he was especially pleased with the achievement because it recognizes overall performance with a commitment to continued safety. “It is important to recognize that this achievement is a milestone and not an endpoint,” he said in a brief speech at the celebration, “(and) that we will continue to strive to be productive while maintaining a safe working environment.”

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