The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Business & Technology

May 2, 2014

LyondellBasell wins award

HOUSTON — The Society of the Plastics Industry recognized 11 LyondellBasell sites for their commitment to safety. The award is based on data SPI collected during 2013 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

“We are extremely pleased that so many LyondellBasell sites were honored this year by our peers in the industry,” LyondellBasell Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Operational Excellence Sam Smolik, said. “We want to thank the Society of Plastics Industry for this recognition and we will continue to work with our peers in the chemical industry as we all pursue safety excellence.”

Top honors, the Gold Distinguished Safety Award, went to eight LyondellBasell plants including Bayport Complex, Mansfield, La Porte and Chocolate Bayou facilities in Texas. Other locations included Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Lake Charles, La., Morris, Ill. and Tuscola, Ill. These plants had no occupational injuries or illnesses, as defined by OSHA.

The Silver Achievement Safety Award was given to the Clinton and Victoria, Texas facilities, as these sites had no OSHA recordable occupational injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost workdays or restricted work activity.

The Matagorda, Texas plant earned the Bronze Special Recognition award for a worksite with safety performance that surpasses the national average of Total Recordable Cases in the classification system.

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