Chlorine Institute Honors 25 North American and 3 International Facilities With 2016 Chairman's Safety Excellence Award

DALLAS, TX — (Marketwired) — 04/13/16 — A select group of 25 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 2016 Annual Meeting today, highlighting the industry’s long-standing commitment to safety performance and continuous improvement. Two facilities in Europe and one in Asia also were recognized.

“CI’s theme for 2016 is ‘Aim for Zero,'” said CI President Frank Reiner, “zero injuries, incidents and releases.” He added, “The facilities that received this award not only aimed for zero, they achieved it.” Awards are based on 2015 safety data, and a complete list of the 2016 recipients is attached.

Chairman’s Award facilities 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 or years.

Mr. Reiner explained, “By recognizing facilities that successfully ‘Aim for Zero,’ the Chairman’s Safety Excellence Award encourages all facilities to set the highest bar for safety performance, while promoting continuous improvement. The awards program reinforces CI’s Member Safety and Security Commitment and the training, instructional pamphlets, videos and other Institute resources that enhance safety for members, customers and the entire value chain.”

For more information visit the Chlorine Institute website at www.chlorineinstitute.org or contact Ben Zingman (443-802-8809 or bzingman@cl2.com)

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 - 2016
                             Chlorine Producers*

3 years
ASHTA Chemicals, Inc.                     Ashtabula, OH

325,000 hrs
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V. Coatzacoalcos, VZ
Westlake Chemical Corporation             Calvert City, KY

975,000 hrs
Covestro LLC                              Baytown, TX

1,300,000 hrs
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V  Santa Clara, EM

                   International Producers

325,000 hrs
Axiall Corporation                        Taiwan/TCI

650,000 hrs
Dow Chemical Company                      Schkopau, Germany
Dow Chemical Company                      Stade, 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 - 2016
                             Chlorine Packagers*

9 years
DPC Enterprises                           Tampa, FL

60,000 hrs
JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.                 Charlotte, NC
Brenntag USA                              St. Albans, WV

120,000 hrs
Brenntag USA                              Nowata, OK
Brenntag Canada                           Winnipeg, MB

180,000 hrs
Univar USA, Inc.                          Middletown, PA

240,000 hrs
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V  Hermosillo, SO

420,000 hrs
Industria Quimica del Istmo, S.A. de C.V  Tlaxcala, TL

480,000 hrs
Brenntag Canada                           Cornwall, ON

660,000 hrs
Brenntag USA                              Chattanooga, TN (6 years)

* 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 - 2016
                 Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Manufacturers*

60,000 hrs
The Clorox Company                        Caguas, PR
Hawkins, Inc.                             Memphis, TN

120,000 hrs
HASA, INC.                                Longview, WA
Miami Products & Chemical Co.             Dayton, OH
Olin Corporation                          Santa Fe Springs, CA (3 years)

240,000 hrs
Olin Corporation                          Tracy, CA

300,000 hrs
Brenntag USA                              Kansas City, MO
HASA, Inc.                                Eloy, AZ (3 years)
KIK Corporation                           Houston, TX (9 years)
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.

The Chlorine Institute (CI)
Ben Zingman
443-802-8809
bzingman@cl2.com
www.chlorineinstitute.org

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