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Employees Celebrate Safety Landmark

Employees at one of Akzo Nobel Coatings' South American sites have achieved another safety milestone.

Employees at one of Akzo Nobel’s Decorative Coatings International sites in South America have been celebrating again after reaching another safety landmark.

The Raposo Tavares facility in São Paulo, Brazil, recently passed seven million hours without a lost time injury (LTI), an achievement which was marked by the presentation of a special certificate by Jan Andersson, general manager of the company’s Decorative Coatings International business.

The certificate was gratefully received on behalf of all the employees by Paulo Gonçalves, sub-business unit manager South America, and Carlos Silveira, production and logistics manager for Brazil.

Safety awards were also given to the site in 1996, 1998 and 2000 in recognition of its impressive achievements.

The plant, which serves the Brazilian paint market with four brands—Ypiranga®, Wanda®, Sparlack® and International®—is also involved in resin production and houses laboratories and a distribution center.

(Released: August 29, 2003)