AFPM ’15: ExxonMobil Chemical earns top US downstream safety award

By Ben DuBose
Online Editor

SAN ANTONIO -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) trade group presented the platinum version of its Distinguished Safety Award on Monday to ExxonMobil Chemical’s polyolefins plant at its complex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

David L. Lamp, chairman of the AFPM board, handed off the award to Bruce March, senior vice president of global operations at ExxonMobil Chemical.

“A facility must be exceptional just to be eligible, and once it is selected, it is among the industry elite,” said Lamp, who made the presentation during Monday morning’s general session at the AFPM Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

It’s now the ninth time in 12 years that the Baton Rouge facility has won the award, Lamp said.

“This is an unprecedented achievement,” Lamp said in giving out the plaque to March.

“This award is an honor backed by years of quality service and commitment to countless employees to ensure their plant is a beacon of safety performance,” he added.

AFPM also honored LyondellBasell for winning the gold version of the Distinguished Safety Award for its plants in Clinton, Iowa, and Matagorda, Texas.

Meanwhile, 10 plants were selected for the silver Distinguished Safety Award, with company winners including BP, Calumet Specialty Lubricants, Chevron, ExxonMobil Chemical, LyondellBasell and Shell.

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