St. James, Louisiana – July 24, 2018 – At the annual Region VI VPP Conference May 1, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas, the AmSty St. James styrene monomer plant was awarded the 2017 Regional Administrator’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence Category II.
Each year, the Regional Administrator selects one site from five different categories (based on employee size) for this honor. Region VI is the largest of all 12 OSHA regions in the United States. It consists of Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma. 2017 marks the sixth year the St. James plant has received this recognition. The site was also awarded for safety and health excellence in 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2017.
According to OSHA, the criteria for this award are, “Management Commitment to safety; Innovation in Safety & Health to reduce employees’ exposure to hazards; Proactive Hazard Identification & Correction of hazard conditions; Safety & Health Stewardship to ensure that all policies and procedures are followed; and Other Significant Accomplishments to on-site safety programs.”
The St. James Plant was also recognized by Region VI as a 2017 Star Among Stars for achieving a total case incident rate (TCIR) that was 63% below the national average, and days away from work, restricted or transferred (DART) case incident rate 100% below the national average.
Brock scaffolding, embedded contractor at the St. James Plant, has also received the 2017 Star of Excellence Award as recognition of their employees and managers for exemplary achievement in employee safety and health.
Mr. Jon Timbers, 815-418-6402
Senior Manager - Innovation and Sustainability
Mr. Joshua Want, 844-512-1212
AmSty is one of the largest integrated producers of polystyrene and styrene monomer in the Western Hemisphere, offering solutions and services to customers in a variety of markets throughout the Americas. The company is headquartered in The Woodlands,Texas.