LyondellBasell receives 2016 distinguished Safety Award
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, announced that its Lake Charles Plant in Westlake, La., received the 2016 Distinguished Safety Award (DSA) from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). This honor is the highest award given by the AFPM and involves a rigorous selection process. The LyondellBasell Lake Charles Plant is one of only four in the industry to receive the prestigious award this year.
The award recognizes a superior level of personal and process safety performance in the domestic refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. The announcement was made at the AFPM National Safety Conference in New Orleans last week.
“At LyondellBasell, we firmly believe that a strong safety culture ultimately delivers stronger operational performance,” said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell’s CEO. “This award isn’t just about a company accomplishment; it’s far bigger than that. This is really about our employees going home safely every day. In my view there is no higher priority.”
“Our interview team was a microcosm of our site, including salaried and hourly workforce representatives as well as maintenance contractors. They demonstrated that safety was not just a value ideal, it is a practice that is lived every day at our site. The panel was impressed by the collaboration and teamwork shown by our representatives and the consistent and sustainable safety environment at our facility,” said Lake Charles Plant Site Manager Daniel Pichette. “I’m pleased our team is being recognized with this great honor for the work they do every day to maintain a safe work environment.”
Employees from LyondellBasell’s Lake Charles Polymers Plant celebrate their American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Distinguished Safety Award at the AFPM National Safety Conference in New Orleans.
(L-R: Lake Charles Polymers Plant employees: Shift Team Leader Cedric Lewis; Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager Chris Sappington; Extrusion Operator Meggen Lavergne; AFPM Board Member, Lawrence Ziemba; Lake Charles Polymers Plant Site Manager Daniel Pichette; Safety Engineer Greg Satterfield; Millwright David Crittenden; Austin Industrial HSE Manager Edwin McCall; and AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson.)