Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP today announced the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) honored five of its Texas plants with the Elite Silver Safety Award for 2018 performance. The honor recognizes the nation's top 5 percent of refining and petrochemical manufacturing facilities based on personnel and process safety performance.
The following Chevron Phillips Chemical facilities received the prestigious safety award: Alamo (Conroe), Cedar Bayou, Pasadena Plastics Complex, Port Arthur and Sweeny/Old Ocean. AFPM presented teams from each location with the annual award during its National Occupational and Process Safety Conference on April 25 in Grapevine, Texas.
"This recognition reflects Chevron Phillips Chemical's longstanding tradition of safety and caring for employees, contractors, customers and the communities where we operate," said Kate Holzhauser, vice president of environment, health, safety and security. "The company's commitment to Our Journey to Zero strategy is what continues to propel us in the right direction to eliminate high-potential and high-consequence process and personnel safety events. This award is a testament to our progress."
Each year, members of AFPM's Safety & Health Committee select the recipients for the Elite Silver Safety Award. The recognition is part of the AFPM Safety Awards, a comprehensive initiative promoting accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. AFPM's Elite Silver Safety Award honors those companies who have demonstrated excellent program innovation and leadership in occupational safety and health.
Chevron Phillips Chemical retains a top-quartile safety record among peer member companies for combined employees' and contractors' recordable incident rates, based on the latest available data reported by the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Responsible Care program. The company also is active in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program, with 18 of 18 wholly-owned U.S. facilities designated as OSHA VPP Star Sites. Among its many other safety awards received in recent years, the company was the 2016 recipient of the ACC's Responsible Care Company of the Year, and it received 18 safety awards from the Texas Chemical Council for 2017 performance.