From Staff Reports
Olin Chlor Alkali and Vinyls in Charleston has been chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
“Olin Chlor Alkali and Vinyls has demonstrated strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said Commissioner Burns Phillips, who presented the Governor’s Award of Excellence to the company at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Conference in Nashville on Aug. 2.
“The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”
The award is given to employers and their employees who have worked together to achieve the required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday or restricted duty case at their establishments. The number of hours required to receive this honor is based on the size of the company.
To achieve the award, employees at Olin’s Charleston facility had to work more than 800,000 hours without a lost-time workplace injury or illness (LTI). When the company submitted its award application in February, it had completed 882,327 hours without an LTI. The company has since continued its strong record and has now reached over 1 million hours without an LTI.
“This award is great recognition for our team members and the safety mindset and dedication they bring to work each day here in Charleston,” stated Plant Manager Chris Anziano.
“We’re committed to achieving our ‘Goal is Zero,’ meaning no accidents or injuries as we work to make sure our employees return home every day safe and sound.”
Having opening in 1962, the Olin Corporation’s Charleston location employs nearly 300 people, including plant and division staff. The facility produces chlorine and a broad portfolio of products used every day in water treatment, health care, textiles, food processing, plastics, telecommunications, space and…