WAUKESHA, WI--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - Eleven Safway Services refinery crews received the Meritorious Safety Performance Award from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association, based on their outstanding records of safety.
"We are tremendously honored to receive these 11 awards," said Paul Amedee, Safway vice president for environmental health and safety. "Nothing is more important to our company than the safety of our employees, and these awards reflect our commitment."
He added, "Ultimately though, the credit really goes to our crews, because they're the ones who live our culture of safety company-wide."
The AFPM awards program was developed to promote safe work practices in the refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries, and among the contractors supporting them. The awards were presented at the National Occupational and Process Safety Conference in May of 2016. AFPM represents firms responsible for virtually all U.S. petroleum-based energy.
"The safety of our employees and people in the surrounding communities is paramount to every AFPM member company, and I would like to thank the winners for continuing to exceed the high standards our industries have set for themselves," said AFPM Chairman and Tesoro President and CEO Greg Goff.
The trade group cited Safway's remarkable safety record at the following sites: Tesoro Refining's Salt Lake City Refinery, Utah, 22,906 safe work hours; Shell Chemical's Deer Park Chemical Plant, Texas, 28,259 hours; Marathon Petroleum's Galveston Bay Refinery, Texas, 157,564 hours; Westlake Chemical's Westlake Petrochemical Site, Louisiana, 89,509 hours; Shell Chemical's Norco Chemical Plant, Louisiana, 64,183 hours; Phillips 66's Alliance Refinery, Louisiana, 157,154 hours; Shell's Puget Sound Refinery, Washington, 22,805 hours; Tesoro's Anacortes Refinery, Washington, 134,746 hours; Phillips 66's Ferndale Refinery, Washington, 20,108 hours; Valero's Benicia Refinery, California, 61,468 hours; Phillips 66's Wood River Refinery, Illinois, 373,088 work hours with one incident.
In 2015, ten Safway sites were honored, and the previous year four sites received the Meritorious Safety Performance Award.
The award recognizes maintenance contractors working a minimum of 20,000 hours per calendar year at a regular AFPM-member facility which has achieved a total recordable incidence rate of 0.6 or less with no workplace related fatality during the calendar year. The AFPM Safety Awards are part of a comprehensive safety awards program developed by the association's Safety & Health Committee.
About Safway Group
With more than 120 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions -- THE SMART WAY® -- by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include All-American Scaffold, CL Coatings; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing; MobleySafway; New England Scaffolding; Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936. Safway Group companies serve the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide. For more information about Safway Group, visit: www.safwaygroup.com.