Gesundheit & Sicherheit am Arbeitsplatz

Unser besonderes Engagement gilt der Gesundheit und Sicherheit am Arbeitsplatz, denn wir möchten unsere internen und externen Mitarbeiter, unsere Nachbarn und die Umwelt vor Gefahren schützen.

Personenschutz

Sicherheit ist und bleibt unser wichtigstes Anliegen. Wir fördern die Aufmerksamkeit und Wachsamkeit unserer Mitarbeiter und Auftragnehmer.

Dazu gehören zuallererst: Die effektive Projektplanung, das Befolgen aller Arbeitsanweisungen, das Erkennen möglicher Gefahren, das bestimmungsgemäße Verwenden geeigneter persönlicher Schutzausrüstung und das Übernehmen von Verantwortung. An allen unseren Produktionsstätten verwenden wir eine Anzahl von Leitindikatoren, einschließlich der besonderen Beachtung und Meldung von Beinahe-Unfällen, um in Zukunft Schlimmeres verhindern zu können. Unsere Gesamtzahl meldepflichtiger Vorfälle (TREIR) liegt deutlich unter dem Durchschnitt der chemischen Industrie in den USA. Dennoch bewerten wir weiterhin kontinuierlich unsere Unternehmens- und Führungskultur und führen eine Prüfung unserer Produktionsstätten nach Prioritäten durch. Wir erfassen Vorfälle auf Grundlage der Definition der United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).



Process Safety

Process Safety EventsIn 2018, we undertook a project to refresh our approach to process safety management so that we may better track our performance and identify opportunities for improvement in our program. In accordance with this effort, we have revisited and updated our approach for how we categorize Tier 1 and Tier 2 process safety events to ensure we report such events as accurately and transparently as possible. Previously, these classifications were considered only for incidents that were reported according to our internal definitions for environmental nonconformances, recordable injuries or significant process safety events. However, we realized a more thorough and accurate approach should also take into account other process safety events that were less significant than those originally considered, which resulted in updates to the historical Tier 1 and Tier 2 classifications.  

Last year, we experienced three Tier 1 events and 10 Tier 2 events. The Tier 1 events included a material release from a relief valve, a release within a process area and a process fire. There were no injuries as a result of these events. The majority of Tier 2 events were related to incidents including chemical releases, most of which were captured within secondary containment, minimizing the impact to the environment. To provide an additional level of focus in our process safety management program, we introduced a series of leading performance indicators that we believe will help us prevent future incidents. These indicators track on-time completion of our process hazard analysis plans as well as closure of corrective actions from events and process safety audits.