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AFPM announces winners of the 2021 Annual Safety Awards

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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has announced the winners of the 2021 Annual Safety Awards, part of the refining and petrochemical industries’ ongoing mission to enhance and recognise outstanding workplace safety. The awards, considered the industries’ premier awards, are part of a comprehensive programme developed by the AFPM Safety and Health Committee to promote safe operations in the refining and petrochemical industries. They also recognise facilities that have outstanding occupational and process safety performance.

“The US refining and petrochemical industries continued to deliver on their commitment to the health and safety of our workforce, our communities, and the environment last year. The AFPM Safety Awards proudly honour the sites that have risen to the top, sites that never fail to focus on safety and continuously look for ways to improve, benefitting not only our employees and facilities, but also supporting community safety and improving environmental protection,” said Chet Thompson.

The refining and petrochemical industries’ commitment to safety is reflected in their records, where they have ranked in the top 10th percentile of more than 500 manufacturing industries tracked by the government over the last decade.

The highest honour, the Distinguished Safety Award, is awarded to the top sites with outstanding safety performance, programme innovation and safety leadership. This honour was awarded to four facilities this year for achieving a sustained, exemplary level of safety performance: LyondellBasell Industries – Morris Site; Marathon Petroleum Co. – St. Paul Park Refinery; Monroe Energy LLC – Trainer Refinery and Phillips 66 – Sweeny Refinery.

The Elite Gold Award, which recognises facilities with safety performances in the top five percentile and that have demonstrated superior and consistent safety performance, programme innovation and leadership, has been given to 10 facilities this year: Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. – Borger Plant; ExxonMobil Chemical Co. – Baton Rouge Plastics Plant; ExxonMobil Chemical Co. – Baton Rouge Polyolefins; LyondellBasell Industries – Bayport Complex; LyondellBasell Industries – Clinton Site; LyondellBasell Industries – Tuscola Plant; Marathon Petroleum Corp. – Anacortes Refinery; Marathon Petroleum Corp. – Louisiana Refining Division; Phillips 66 – Billings Refinery and Valero Energy Corp. – St. Charles Refinery.

The Elite Silver Award recognises those sites that have attained top industry safety performance for the application year and demonstrated excellent programme innovation and leadership over time. The Elite Silver Award recognises the top 10 percentile of industry safety and this year was awarded to 11 facilities: Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. – Drilling Specialties Conroe Plant; ExxonMobil Chemical Co. – Baytown Chemical Plant; ExxonMobil Chemical Co. – Baytown Olefins Plant; Exxon Mobil Refining & Supply – Billings Refinery; ExxonMobil Refining & Supply – Joliet Refinery; Flint Hills Resources, LLC – Houston Chemical; LyondellBasell Industries - Louisiana Integrated PolyEthylene JV LLC (LKO); Phillips 66 – Bayway Refinery; Valero Energy Corp. – Texas City Refinery; Valero Energy Corp. – Three Rivers Refinery and Valero Energy Corp. – Wilmington Asphalt Plant.

The AFPM Innovation Awards, introduced in 2020, recognise refineries, petrochemical facilities, and their contractors that have unique and innovative programmes or practices that effectively improve the site’s safety performance for either occupational or process safety. Seven sites received the award this year and they are Exxon Mobil Corp. – Beaumont Refinery; Flint Hills Resources LLC – Pine Bend Refinery; LyondellBasell Industries – Morris Site; Marathon Petroleum Co. – Refining (corporate); Marathon Petroleum Co. – Michigan Refining Division; Placid Refining Co., LLC and Valero Energy Corp. – Three Rivers Refinery.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/refining/06042022/afpm-announces-winners-of-the-2021-annual-safety-awards/

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