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March 31, 2014

Chevron Phillips Orange plant achieves VPP Star Recertification

ORANGE — Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP’s (Chevron Phillips Chemical) Orange plant was recognized earlier this week by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as being recertified as a STAR site under OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). In recognition of this achievement, Kevin Rockwell, OSHA Region VI VPP Coordinator, presented a VPP flag and plaque to Chevron Phillips Chemical’s employees at a ceremony held at the plant in Orange.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA established the VPP in 1982 as a premier partnership with labor and management, designed to recognize worksites with exemplary safety and health programs and to identify facilities that can serve as benchmarks for others. Once a facility achieves STAR status, it is re-audited every three years to ensure they continue their rigorous safety and health program.

“We are proud to be recertified as a VPP Star site," said Rick Kinder, plant manager of the Orange site. “Our commitment to the safety and health of our employees is our number one priority. This accomplishment has been a team effort by all employees working towards a common goal - excellence in workplace health and safety for all our employees.”

Requirements for VPP Star status include a high degree of management support and employee involvement in health and safety; a high-quality worksite analysis program; hazard prevention and control programs; and comprehensive health and safety training for all employees. The three year onsite OSHA evaluation verifies that the site has maintained excellence in safety and health.

Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Orange Plant employs approximately 150 workers and produces high density polyethylene. These products are used to make end-use products that each of us use daily.

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