Princeton Junction, NJ – May, 2013 – MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG) is proud to announce Services employees at the Marathon Petroleum Company Refinery in Robinson, Illinois have won the 2012 Division Manager’s Contractor Safety Excellence Award. The prestigious award was given to evergreen employees working out of the Robinson, Illinois lab, who won the same award in 2011 and 2010. MISTRAS employees have worked at this Marathon Petroleum facility since 1996.
“This award is a testament to the commitment of our employees to work safe and work smart on a daily basis,” said John A. Smith, Midwest Regional Manager. “I’m proud of our employees’ dedication to safety and the culture of vigilance and trust among co-workers. Our employees look out for each other, which is one of the most important factors in maintaining a safe work environment.”

The award celebrates excellence in safety performance and attitude among contractors, who are scored based on a criteria list comprised of participation in the behavioral-based safety programs, STEPS meetings, contractor safety council, and daily toolbox topic meetings; as well as man hours worked without an incident.

MISTRAS has consistently and continually excelled in safety awareness in recent years. From 2009-2012, MISTRAS’ company-wide recordable-incident rate has fallen 62 percent. That figure also marks the fourth consecutive year the recordable-incident rate has decreased. In the past year, MISTRAS has also received safety awards from other industry leaders.

“This group is another great example of MISTRAS’ company-wide culture and commitment to safety,” said Chris Smith, Group Vice President Corporate Compliance. “The amount and variety of acknowledgements we’ve received are a testament to our employee’s daily efforts to be safe and look out for their co-workers. It’s something we as a company take great pride in.”

“I am very proud of our group of established employees at the Marathon Robinson facility,” said Dennis Bertolotti, President and Chief Operating Office of MISTRAS Services Division. “These employees represent just a small fraction of the total contractor population, but are consistently seen as the ones to follow for safety for the last three years.”