The DuPont Bayport, Baytown and Corpus Christi sites were among a select few Texas manufacturers honored recently by the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) for outstanding safety programs and community outreach leadership in 2011.
The Baytown site received four awards, including the highest honor, “Best in Texas.” This award is presented to the top facility that has met the criteria for “Distinguished Service” and maintains a contractor safety program. Baytown’s safety program earned the “Zero Incident Rate” and “Zero Contractor Incident Rate” awards for completing the year injury-free. The site also received the “Excellence in Caring for Texas” award.
The Corpus Christi and Bayport sites both received the “Distinguished Service” award for exemplary results and demonstrated commitment to safe operations through implementation of TCC-supported programs related to safety.
The Corpus Christi site also received the “Excellence in Caring for Texas” award for the fifth time. The award recognizes outstanding community awareness, emergency response, pollution prevention and security.
“This achievement is indicative of how our employees demonstrate that safety is a core value,” said Rick Hodge, DuPont regional operations director. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers and TCC as a leader in safe operations.”
The TCC safety award program recognizes members who achieve exemplary results during the prior calendar year. Awards are categorized by number of employees. Judging is conducted by the TCC Outreach Committee, as well as community members. Awards were presented to DuPont and other winners at a recent ceremony in Galveston, Texas.
“The TCC Safety Awards program provides an opportunity to spotlight those companies who make safety their highest priority and are true leaders in the industry,” said Hector Rivero, TCC executive director.