AFPM Recognizes LyondellBasell Tuscola Plant with Elite Silver Safety Award

May 27, 2017

TUSCOLA, Illinois, May 27, 2017 – LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, announced its Tuscola Plant, received the 2016 Elite Silver Safety Award from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM).

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Recognizes LyondellBasell Tuscola Plant with Elite Silver Safety Award

The AFPM Safety Awards Program is part of a comprehensive safety program developed by AFPM’s Safety & Health Committee to promote accident prevention in the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries.

The Elite Silver Safety Award is presented to petrochemical plants that have exhibited excellent safety performance and program innovation. The award represents the top five percent of industry top safety performers.

The announcement was made May 18 at the AFPM National Safety Conference in New Orleans.

“Tuscola has built an outstanding safety culture over a long period of time, and this award is great recognition of the resulting performance,” said Tuscola Plant Site Manager Shawn Cullen.

LyondellBasell’s Lake Charles Plant in Westlake Louisiana was honored with the Distinguished Safety Award, the highest safety award given by AFPM. Other LyondellBasell facilities honored with a AFPM Safety Award include Elite Gold Safety Award at its La Porte, Texas facility, and Elite Silver Safety Awards at its Edison, N.J., and Alvin, Texas facilities.   

“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.”

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