News | March 29, 2012

US Ecology Idaho Facility Receives Esteemed OSHA "Star" Recertification

Boise, ID--(Marketwire) - US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL), a leading provider of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal services, announced today that its subsidiary, US Ecology Idaho, Inc., located in Grand View, Idaho, has been recertified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a "Star" worksite within the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The esteemed recognition and five-year recertification was earned by US Ecology Idaho for its excellence in safety and health, and follows its initial Star approval in 2007. Representatives from Region X OSHA and the Idaho OSHA office will join the employees of US Ecology Idaho for a reception in Grand View on April 12th to celebrate the achievement.

The VPP program recognizes effective worksite safety and health programs based on commitment, efforts, and performance. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish a cooperative relationship with companies that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP and the "Star" worksite designation is OSHA's official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health performance.

"Safety is a core value at US Ecology," Jim Baumgardner, President and Chief Executive Officer stated. "We are proud of this accomplishment and look forward to maintaining this prestigious safety recognition through a continuing commitment to safety at all levels of our organization."

"We value our employees, expect them to work safely, and are proud of their enthusiastic support for VPP," concluded US Ecology Idaho General Manager Terry Geis.

Additional program information can be found at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) web site at

About US Ecology Inc.
US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, hazardous, PCB and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste brokers. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the Company is one of the oldest radioactive and hazardous waste services companies in North America.

SOURCE: US Ecology, Inc.