Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, today recognized employees globally for outstanding Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) performance for 2019 including an injury rate (OSHA recordable) of 0.11 including contractors. This places Trinseo’s safety record in the top 10% of companies in the chemical industry.
In 2019, 24 Trinseo manufacturing teams and all R&D groups— encompassing 1,768 individual recipients —earned the prestigious “Triple Zero Award,” recognizing that their work groups had zero recordable injuries, zero reportable spills, and zero process safety incidents. Globally, 77 percent of eligible teams received Triple Zero recognition.
Trinseo believes in continuously improving EH&S performance, with the ultimate goal of zero injuries, spills, and process safety incidents in all of our facilities every year. EH&S and Responsible Care® are core values and strategic priorities for Trinseo. The Triple Zero Award program recognizes and appreciates the effort and discipline of manufacturing plant and lab teams that achieve incident-free operation over the calendar year.
“At Trinseo, protecting people and the environment is part of everything we do and every decision we make,” said Catherine Keenan, Vice President, Public Affairs, Sustainability and EH&S. “Meeting or exceeding the highest standards of environmental and safety performance is a value that’s deeply held by all our people. Congratulations to everyone who shares in this accomplishment.”
There were many programs aimed at improving Trinseo’s safe work culture in 2019. Noteworthy initiatives included an enhanced Life Critical Standards training, and a continued focus on improving safety awareness and behaviors through targeted programs such as Safety on Purpose and Safe Summer.
“As our company grows and as new team members join, one constant has been our strong safety culture. Everyone has a sense of accountability for their safety and the safety of their colleagues. Triple Zero performance can only be achieved if each and every individual engages by devoting their attention, and effort on working safer, every day, every time,” said Ted Kietzman, Trinseo global EH&S Director.
2019 Triple Zero Award Recipients:
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, and building and construction. Trinseo had approximately $4.8 billion in net sales in 2021 and has 26 manufacturing sites and one recycling facility around the world and approximately 3,100 employees. For more information, please visit: www.trinseo.com.
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