INVISTA’s Orange site celebrates OSHA milestone and safety awards

Special to The Leader

 

ORANGE – INVISTA’s nylon intermediates manufacturing site in Orange recently celebrated five million work hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury.

“I am proud of our INVISTA Orange team,” said Jay Johnson, site manager. “It takes discipline and integrity from every one of our employees to reach milestones of this caliber. This achievement recognizes their daily commitment to operate our site in a safe and protective manner for our employees, contractors and the community.”

In addition, the site received three safety awards from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for safety excellence in 2015.

AFPM presented the following safety awards to INVISTA’s Orange site during this year’s AFPM National Occupational and Process Safety Conference in San Antonio:

The Meritorious Safety Performance Award, for achieving an employee total recordable incident rate of 0.6 or less for the calendar year.

The Award for Safety Achievement (Employee Hours), for accumulating one million or more employee hours without a “Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers” (DART) case.

The Award for Safety Achievement (Years), for reaching one or more years without a DART case.

INVISTA’s sites in Victoria, Texas, and Wilmington, North Carolina, were also recognized by AFPM for their safety performance with both receiving the Meritorious Safety Performance Award and the Award for Safety Achievement (Years). The Victoria site also received the Award for Safety Achievement (Employee Hours).

INVISTA’s Orange site produces nylon intermediate chemicals that are used to manufacture nylon fiber found in such consumer brands as STAINMASTER® residential carpet, ANTRON® commercial carpet, CORDURA® fabrics for military apparel and soft-sided luggage, and bulk nylon fiber for safety airbags.

With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.INVISTA.com, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and Twitter.com/INVISTA.

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