HOUSTON — LyondellBasell, a plastics, chemicals and refining company, announced that it has received five top safety awards from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). The AFPM's Distinguished Safety Awards (DSA) recognize a superior level of personal and process safety performance in the domestic refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. The awards were announced at the AFPM National Safety Conference in New Orleans.
"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."
LyondellBasell's Lake Charles Plant in Westlake, LA, received the 2016 Distinguished Safety Award, the highest award given by AFPM. The Lake Charles Plant is one of only four in the industry to receive the prestigious award for the year.
The Elite Gold Safety Award, which recognizes facilities with safety performance in the top one percentile, was presented to LyondellBasell's La Porte, Texas, facility, and the Elite Silver Safety Award, which recognizes facilities with safety performance in the top five percent, was presented to the company's Edison, NJ, Tuscola, IL and Alvin, Texas, facilities.
The AFPM Safety Awards Program is part of a comprehensive safety program developed by AFPM's Safety and Health Committee to promote accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.