CIAC ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 SAFETY AWARDS

June 5, 2014

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s safety awards.

The Excellence in Safety Award is presented to member-companies that have met criteria for excellence in safety for five straight years.  This year’s recipients are:
• Evonik Oil Additives Canada Inc.
• PeroxyChem Canada
• Imperial Oil, Products & Chemicals Division

The Improvement in Safety Award is given to member-companies that have met criteria for continuous improvement, and demonstrated improvement in safety three years in a row. This year’s winners are:
• Axiall Canada Inc.
• INEOS Canada Partnership
• Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

Sponsored by CIAC’s Safety Health Analysis Recognition and Exchange (SHARE) Network, the awards are based on 2013 year-end health and safety data collected from CIAC member- companies.

“Since 1990, CIAC members have reduced the incidents of workplace injuries and illnesses by more than 70%.” says Bob Masterson, CIAC’s Vice President of Responsible Care®.  “And we’re proud to be able to recognize their commitment to continuous improvement of health and safety in the workplace.”

CIAC represents the interests of Canada’s leading chemistry companies – from petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, to bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology and R&D companies. Canada’s chemistry industry directly employs 87,000 Canadians, and supports another 435,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.  Responsible Care® is the association’s U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative, dedicated to the betterment of society, the environment and the economy.