SOURCE: The Chlorine Institute

The Chlorine Institute

April 13, 2016 14:45 ET

Chlorine Institute Honors 25 North American and 3 International Facilities With 2016 Chairman's Safety Excellence Award

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2016) -  A select group of 25 North American chlor-alkali producers and packagers and bleach manufacturers received the prestigious Chlorine Institute (CI) Chairman's Safety Excellence Award at the Institute's 2016 Annual Meeting today, highlighting the industry's long-standing commitment to safety performance and continuous improvement. Two facilities in Europe and one in Asia also were recognized. 

"CI's theme for 2016 is 'Aim for Zero,'" said CI President Frank Reiner, "zero injuries, incidents and releases." He added, "The facilities that received this award not only aimed for zero, they achieved it." Awards are based on 2015 safety data, and a complete list of the 2016 recipients is attached.

Chairman's Award facilities must attain zero OSHA recordable injuries, zero EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) incidents and zero EPA reportable releases for chlor-alkali chemicals over CI-specified milestone goals based on work hours or years.

Mr. Reiner explained, "By recognizing facilities that successfully 'Aim for Zero,' the Chairman's Safety Excellence Award encourages all facilities to set the highest bar for safety performance, while promoting continuous improvement. The awards program reinforces CI's Member Safety and Security Commitment and the training, instructional pamphlets, videos and other Institute resources that enhance safety for members, customers and the entire value chain."

For more information visit the Chlorine Institute website at www.chlorineinstitute.org or contact Ben Zingman (443-802-8809 or bzingman@cl2.com

The Chlorine Institute (CI), founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies that are involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride. Visit us online at: www.chlorineinstitute.org.

Chairman's Safety Excellence Award Recipients - 2016
Chlorine Producers*
 
3 years  
ASHTA Chemicals, Inc. Ashtabula, OH
   
325,000 hrs  
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V. Coatzacoalcos, VZ
Westlake Chemical Corporation Calvert City, KY
   
975,000 hrs  
Covestro LLC Baytown, TX
   
1,300,000 hrs  
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V Santa Clara, EM
   
International Producers  
   
325,000 hrs  
Axiall Corporation Taiwan/TCI
   
650,000 hrs  
Dow Chemical Company Schkopau, Germany
Dow Chemical Company Stade, Germany

* Some facilities qualified for the Chairman's Award based on the number of safe hours and safe years worked. In these cases, the number of safe years achieved is noted in parenthesis.

Chairman's Safety Excellence Award Recipients - 2016
Chlorine Packagers*
 
9 years  
DPC Enterprises Tampa, FL
   
60,000 hrs  
JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. Charlotte, NC
Brenntag USA St. Albans, WV
   
120,000 hrs  
Brenntag USA Nowata, OK
Brenntag Canada Winnipeg, MB
   
180,000 hrs  
Univar USA, Inc. Middletown, PA
   
240,000 hrs  
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V Hermosillo, SO
   
420,000 hrs  
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V Tlaxcala, TL
   
480,000 hrs  
Brenntag Canada Cornwall, ON
   
660,000 hrs  
Brenntag USA Chattanooga, TN (6 years)

* Some facilities qualified for the Chairman's Award based on the number of safe hours and safe years worked. In these cases, the number of safe years achieved is noted in parenthesis.

Chairman's Safety Excellence Award Recipients - 2016
Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Manufacturers*
 
60,000 hrs  
The Clorox Company Caguas, PR
Hawkins, Inc. Memphis, TN
   
120,000 hrs  
HASA, INC. Longview, WA
Miami Products & Chemical Co. Dayton, OH
Olin Corporation Santa Fe Springs, CA (3 years)
   
240,000 hrs  
Olin Corporation Tracy, CA
   
300,000 hrs  
Brenntag USA Kansas City, MO
HASA, Inc. Eloy, AZ (3 years)
KIK Corporation Houston, TX (9 years)
Olin Corporation Augusta, GA

* Some facilities qualified for the Chairman's Award based on the number of safe hours and safe years worked. In these cases, the number of safe years achieved is noted in parenthesis.

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