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NDT.net Issue: 2012-04
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

MISTRAS Awarded for Continuous Safety Achievements

MISTRAS Products & Systems72, Princeton Junction, NJ, USA

Princeton Junction, NJ - February, 2012 - MISTRAS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MG) announces the receiving of the Chevron Safety Award to MISTRAS' Benicia, California Lab.

The award was presented based on work performed in 2011 by NDT inspectors from the Benicia lab. The MISTRAS team obtained an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable rating of zero while performing contracted services at the Chevron refinery 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.

"The success of MISTRAS' employees at the Chevron Richmond facility in maintaining an incident free work place in 2011 is a testament to their focus, dedication and support of MISTRAS' safety culture," said Chris Smith, Group Vice President, Corporate Compliance. "It is the activities of these employees and their peers across our organization that has helped MISTRAS achieve one of our best incident rates in our safety history. Over the past year, MISTRAS did a remarkable job of lowering our Total Recordable Incident Rate by 44%, highlighting the diligent, safe work our employees perform each and every day."

This is the second time MISTRAS has received the Chevron Safety Award for the Benicia location with the first being in 2010 after MISTRAS completed two major turnarounds at the Chevron Richmond Refinery.

About MISTRAS Group:
MISTRAS is a leading "one source" global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. Mission critical services and solutions are delivered globally and provide customers the ability to extend the useful life of their assets, improve productivity & profitability, comply with government safety and environmental regulations and enhance risk management operational decisions.
MISTRAS uniquely combines its industry leading products and technologies -24/7 on-line monitoring of critical assets; mechanical integrity (MI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) services; and its proprietary world class data warehousing & analysis software- to provide comprehensive and competitive products, systems and services solutions from a single source provider.

For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.mistrasgroup.com or contact Nestor S. Makarigakis, Manager of Marketing and Communications at marcom@mistrasgroup.com.

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