Top North American Safety Performance Facilities Receive Chlorine Institute 20 15 Chairman’s Safety Excellence Award

HOUSTON, TX, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 04/15/2015 – – A select group of 33 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 2015 Annual Meeting today, reflecting the industry’s long-standing commitment to continuous safety performance and improvement. Three facilities in Asia, Europe and South America also were recognized.

“Safety stewardship is a core value for CI members,” said CI President Frank Reiner. “The facilities that received this award achieved the highest level of safety performance within the industry.” A list of the 2015 recipient facilities by category is attached.

To earn the Chairman’s Award, a facility 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.

Mr. Reiner added, “By recognizing top performing facilities, the Chairman’s Safety Excellence Award encourages high performance throughout the industry and promotes continued improvement. Today’s recognition complements CI’s Member Safety and Security Commitment and the training, instructional pamphlets, videos and other resources the Institute provides to enhance safety for the industry and the entire value chain.”

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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 – 2015 Chlorine Producers*

325,000 hrs.

– ASHTA Chemicals, Inc. – Astabula, OH

– Ind Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V. – Tlaxcala (9 years)

– Westlake CA & O – Geismar, LA

650,000 hrs.

– Dow Chemical Company – Plaqemine, LA

975,000 hrs.

– Ind Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V. – Santa Clara, EM

1,625,000 hrs.

– Occidental Chemical Corporation – Ingleside, TX

2,600,000 hrs.

– Ind Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V.- Monterrey, NL

International Producers

3 years

– Axiall Corporation – Taiwan/TCI

325,000 hrs.

– Dow Chemical Company – Aratu, Brazil

– Dow Chemical Company – Schkopau, 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 – 2015 Chlorine Packagers*

9 Years

– DPC Industries – Rosemount, MN

15 Years

– Allied Universal Corporation – Ellisville, MS

60,000 hrs.

– Allied Universal Corporation – Brunswick, GA

– Brenntag, CAN – Winnipeg, MB

– Brenntag USA – Nowata, OK

– Harcros – Muscle Shoals, AL

– JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. – Riverview, MI – (3 years)

120,000 hrs.

– Brenntag USA – Orlando, FL

– Brenntag USA – Port of Catoosa, OK (3 years)

– DPC Enterprises – Festus, MO (6 years)

180,000 hrs.

– DPC Industries, Inc. – Cleburne, TX

– Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V. – Hermosillo, SO

240,000 hrs.

– DPC Industries, Inc. – Hudson, CO

300,000 hrs.

– Brenntag USA – Terre Haute, IN

400,000 hrs.

– Brenntag CAN – Cornwall, ON

540,000 hrs.

– Brenntag USA – Chattanooga, TN

– Chemical Formulators – Tampa, FL

* 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 – 2015 Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Manufacturers*

60,000 hrs.

– Miami Products & Chemical Co. – Dayton, OH

– Molycorp Minerals – Mountain Pass, CA

– Olin Corporation – Santa Fe Springs, CA

– Olin Corporation – Tacoma, WA

180,000 hrs.

– Brenntag USA – Clearwater, FL

– HASA, Inc. – Eloy, AZ

– HASA, Inc. – Pittsburg, CA

240,000 hrs.

– Brenntag USA – Kansas City, MO

– 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.

For more information visit the Chlorine Institute website at bzingman).

CONTACT:

Ben Zingman

443.802.8809

bzingman

SOURCE: The Chlorine Institute

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