LyondellBasell Clinton earns safety award

CLINTON, Iowa – The LyondellBasell Clinton Complex recently announced the company has been awarded the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ (AFPM) Elite Gold Safety Award.

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

“We value the relationships and trust within our community we have built over the last 50-plus years,” said Yari Hernandez, site manager of the Clinton Complex, in a news release. “Part of that responsibility is to ensure we find ways to continuously stay engaged, while constantly learning and improving our safety culture and performance.”

Petrochemical plants honored with the Elite Gold Safety Award have demonstrated superior and consistent safety performance, program innovation and leadership.

With about 400 employees and contractors, and covering an area of almost 239 acres, the Clinton Complex is one of the largest chemical plants in Iowa. Using natural gas liquids as a feedstock, the plant manufactures ethylene, the world’s most widely-used petrochemical, which is then converted into polyethylene plastic resins. These resins enhance the quality of life by serving as building blocks for products such as leak-proof and shatter-proof containers for industrial and household chemicals, packaging that protects our food from spoilage and contamination, and children’s toys that are safe and durable, the company’s website said.

Other LyondellBasell facilities recognized with the AFPM Safety Award include:

  • The LyondellBasell Morris Plant in Illinois received the Distinguished Safety Award and Innovation Award.
  • The LyondellBasell Bayport Complex in Texas, and Tuscola Plant in Illinois received Elite Gold recognition.
  • The Lake Charles Integrated PolyEthylene JV in Louisiana received Elite Silver recognition.

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