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Site Awarded Top Safety Honor

Akzo Nobel’s chemicals site in Pasadena, Texas, USA, has been presented with the Texas Safety Association’s prestigious Award of Honor.

The association’s highest honor, it was awarded in recognition of the site’s recent achievement of clocking up more than ten years without a lost time injury (LTI).

The success marks the completion of an amazing turnaround for Pasadena. In 1990 it had the worst safety record of all the company’s sites in the USA.

Since then, it has won three Akzo Nobel Gold Safety Awards (presented to the company site with the best worldwide safety record), as well as clinching the latest prize.

“This is a real honor for the site,” said safety manager, Ed Tyler. “The employees have worked very hard to improve our safety performance. It has been accomplished by putting people first and getting everyone involved in the safety process.

“In 1990 we were the worst Akzo Nobel site in the United States. Today I believe that most people would say that we are one of the best.”

The Pasadena site, which is approaching seven million man-hours without LTI, manufactures catalysts and polymer chemicals and also houses R&D facilities.

(Released: May 3, 2001)

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