Seguridad y salud ocupacional

Continuamos persiguiendo la excelencia en la seguridad y salud ocupacional para proteger a nuestros empleados, contratistas, vecinos y al medioambiente de los riesgos.

Seguridad del personal

La seguridad es, y siempre será, nuestra prioridad. Incentivamos a todos los empleados y contratistas a mantener una concentración rigurosa.

Priorizamos la planificación eficaz de los proyectos, la adhesión a todos los procedimientos operacionales, el reconocimiento de los peligros potenciales, el uso apropiado de los equipos de protección personal (PPE, personal protective equipment) y la responsabilidad personal. Utilizamos un número de indicadores clave en todas nuestras plantas, que incluyen la atención a los “casi accidentes” y la generación de informes para que podamos prevenir potenciales lesiones más serias en el futuro. Si bien nuestro índice total de incidentes registrables (TRIR) está significativamente por debajo del promedio de la industria química en los Estados Unidos, continuamos enfocándonos en las evaluaciones culturales y de liderazgo, así como en las revisiones de planta prioritarias. Tomamos como referencia la definición de incidente registrable establecida por la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional de los Estados Unidos (OSHA, Occupational Safety Health Administration). &



Process Safety

Process Safety EventsIn 2018, we undertook a project to refresh our approach to process safety management so that we may better track our performance and identify opportunities for improvement in our program. In accordance with this effort, we have revisited and updated our approach for how we categorize Tier 1 and Tier 2 process safety events to ensure we report such events as accurately and transparently as possible. Previously, these classifications were considered only for incidents that were reported according to our internal definitions for environmental nonconformances, recordable injuries or significant process safety events. However, we realized a more thorough and accurate approach should also take into account other process safety events that were less significant than those originally considered, which resulted in updates to the historical Tier 1 and Tier 2 classifications.  

Last year, we experienced three Tier 1 events and 10 Tier 2 events. The Tier 1 events included a material release from a relief valve, a release within a process area and a process fire. There were no injuries as a result of these events. The majority of Tier 2 events were related to incidents including chemical releases, most of which were captured within secondary containment, minimizing the impact to the environment. To provide an additional level of focus in our process safety management program, we introduced a series of leading performance indicators that we believe will help us prevent future incidents. These indicators track on-time completion of our process hazard analysis plans as well as closure of corrective actions from events and process safety audits.