Princeton Junction, NJ – March, 2011 – MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MG) announces the receiving of the Chevron Safety Award to the Benicia, Calif. lab of MISTRAS Services. The award was presented based on work performed in 2010 by NDT inspectors from the Benicia lab. The MISTRAS team obtained an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable rating of zero while doing contracted work at Chevron Richmond in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Chevron Safety award is given out to companies who work incident free, have no lost time and no recordable injuries while contracted with one of the Chevron refineries. Weekly safety audits and quarterly safety meetings are used to evaluate employees throughout the year to determine if the company qualifies for the award.

“MISTRAS is fortunate to have people in our organization who are not only dedicated to performing work safely, but who all work together to teach and educate each other on the importance of safety in our company,” said Chris Smith, Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance. “We continue to build relationships and gain recognition with large organizations because of the significance we put on performing top quality work and having a strong safety culture at each and every job we are assigned to.”

In 2010, MISTRAS completed two major turnarounds at the Chevron Richmond Refinery which involved every MISTRAS lab on the west coast along with the API COE, ANDT and multiple Rope Access crews. Also, throughout the year a staff of 25 was always present for various OSI & CUI programs.