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Surface Specialties, Inc. Tops Industry Safety Record

Published on 2005-02-16. Author : SpecialChem

ATLANTA, GA -- Surface Specialties, Inc. announced that three of its North America production sites have achieved all-time safety records.

Two plants have achieved "zero" lost-time incidents for more than 11 consecutive years, while a third has just recorded 800,000 working-hours without a lost-time incident.

The Surface Specialties plant in Langley, SC, which produces acrylic resins for the graphic arts and adhesives industries, and the laboratory/pilot plant in Indian Orchard, MA, which manufactures a range of adhesives and liquid coating resins, combined have achieved more than 1.2 million working hours without a lost-time incident.

A third site in North Augusta, SC, which manufactures acrylated resins and monomers for Radcure UV/EB technologies and polyester resins for powder coating technologies, has just reached the milestone of 800,000 man-hours worked without a lost-time incident.

This safety performance is exceptional even among members of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), according to Ron Golden, Surface Specialties' Vice-President for Environment, Safety, Health and Regulatory Affairs.

"ACC member companies typically have safety records substantially better than the overall Chemicals and Allied Products industry," Golden said.

He added: "These outstanding safety records show that a 'zero tolerance' objective for serious safety incidents is an achievable goal. We're proud of our safety culture and our ongoing and continuous attention to detail which makes this possible."

Surface Specialties, Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of technically innovative products and solutions for surface applications. These specialties include coating resins, additives and adhesives.

Source: Surface Specialties, Inc.

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