The Detroit refinery has earned the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2020 Elite Gold Safety Award for outstanding occupational and process safety records.
The Elite Gold Award recognizes facilities with safety performances in the top 1% of the industry, and that have demonstrated superior and consistent safety performance, program innovation and leadership. The Detroit refinery was previously recognized with the Distinguished Safety Award in both 2009 and 2011.
As part of AFPM’s mission to enhance and recognize outstanding workplace safety, the safety awards are part of a comprehensive program developed by the organization’s Safety and Health Committee to promote safe operations in the refining and petrochemical industries and recognize facilities with outstanding occupational and process safety records.
“The safety of our employees, contractors, business partners, customers and the community is, and always will be, our number-one priority,” said Detroit General Manager Dave Leaver. “Every day, the people who work at our plant do so with the highest commitment to safety and a focus on care for the environment. I’m proud of the talented people at our facility who helped earn this recognition. We will remain steadfast in looking for ways to improve our process safety every single day.”
The AFPM recognition is the second award for safety that the Detroit refinery has received this year. In March, the facility received the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) Star award from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration for workplace safety and health excellence. This is the second time in a row that the Detroit refinery earned MVPP recognition.
In addition to the Detroit refinery, MPC plants in the following locations earned 2020 Safety Awards:
- Robinson, Illinois: Distinguished
- Anacortes, Washington: Elite Silver
- Dickinson, North Dakota: Elite Silver
“Nothing is more important to our industries and our members than the safety of their workforce and surrounding communities,” said AFPM President and CEO Chet Thompson. “That is why we have established high standards for ourselves, standards that go beyond what the government requires. Because of this commitment, the refining and petrochemical industries rank among the safest of the 503 manufacturing sectors that the government monitors. This is an amazing accomplishment that can only be achieved with hard work, dedication and resiliency of everyone working in our industries.”
AFPM is a national trade association whose members comprise virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity.