Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Williamstown plant receives highest certification for employee safety, health program
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2005) – Performance Pipe, which manufactures polyethylene pipe and tubing at its plant in Williamstown, has received recognition for an extraordinary employee safety and health program.
The plant has been inducted as a STAR site of the Voluntary Protection Partnership (VPP) administered by the Kentucky Office of Occupational Safety and Health, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.
VPP STAR, highest certification level for employee safety and health, signifies an employer who goes beyond required standards to offer the best feasible protection for workers. The plant has 77 employees operating 13 production lines around the clock, 365 days a year. Yet its incident rate was 10.5 percent below the average for the industry.
The company, a division of Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP, has implemented “Tenets of Operation” based on three commonsense principles:
- Work safely or not at all
- There is always time to do it right
- If it’s worth doing, do it better
The Williamstown plant has produced polyethylene pipe for more than 30 years. It is North America’s largest manufacturer of medium- and high-density pressure piping for collection and distribution of natural gas, propane gas, LPG and water, among other products.