Segurança e saúde ocupacional

Continuamos em busca da excelência em saúde e segurança ocupacional para melhor proteger nossos funcionários, prestadores de serviços, vizinhos e o meio ambiente contra perigos.

Segurança dos funcionários

A segurança é e sempre será nossa principal prioridade. Incentivamos todos os funcionários e prestadores de serviços a manter o foco.

Priorizamos um planejamento de projetos eficaz, em conformidade com todos os procedimentos operacionais, reconhecimento de perigos em potencial, uso correto de equipamentos de proteção individual (EPI) e responsabilidade pessoal. Usamos diversos indicadores importantes em todas as nossas instalações, incluindo um foco maior na identificação de quase acidentes identificações e relatórios para que possamos evitar a ocorrência de incidentes mais graves no futuro. Apesar de a nossa TRIR (Total Recordable Incident Rate, Taxa total registrável de incidência) estar bem abaixo da média da indústria química nos Estados Unidos, continuamos focando em avaliações culturais e de liderança, bem como em análises prioritárias de unidades. Usamos a definição de incidente registrável estabelecida pela OSHA (United States Occupational Safety and 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.