The Woodlands, Texas - (September 1, 2016) - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) is pleased to announce that its Sweeny Complex in Sweeny, Texas, has been designated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site. With this designation, all of the company’s U.S. manufacturing facilities boast VPP Star status, the highest level of VPP certification.
“Not only am I proud of our Sweeny Complex for its well-deserved designation, I am proud that all of our U.S. manufacturing sites are recognized as VPP Star sites,” said Peter Cella, President and Chief Executive Officer at Chevron Phillips Chemical. “Our facilities put in a great deal of time and effort to make sure the right practices are in place to help keep our people and communities safe, and the VPP program supports that effort.”
The VPP Star award requires companies to go beyond minimal OSHA standards and provide the best feasible protection at the site via continuous improvement programs.
“Each member of our team worked tirelessly to earn this validation, and it shows,” said Wayne McDowell, Sweeny Complex plant manager. “This recognition is part of OSHA’s most rigorous evaluation program, awarding outstanding adherence to health and safety conscious processes, and it’s a great honor to be a member of the VPP Star family.”
OSHA first launched VPP in 1982 to promote effective worksite-based safety and health initiatives. VPP Star site recognition is OSHA’s top-tier designation for exemplary worksites with comprehensive, successful safety and health management systems. Companies in the Star Program have achieved injury and illness rates at or below the national average of their respective industries.