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I. Alliance Background
December 21, 2006
The purpose of the alliance was to use the collective education and experience of the Lyondell Chemicals Company, Morris Complex Contractor Safety Council and the OSHA's Aurora Area Office to improve safety performance with the "Contractor Community" at the Lyondell/Basell VPP Star facility, increase participation by small contractors in the contractor safety meetings, and address hazards specific to contractor activities in the petrochemical plant by utilizing the resources of the alliance members.
Implementation Team Members.
Nancy Quick, CAS, Aurora;
Chairman of the Lyondell Contractor Safety Council – Mark Hazzard (Brieser). Previous chairman was Emiliano Chavez (Basic Industries).
Mark Sasek, HSES Manager, Morris Complex, Lyondell Chemical Company;
II. Implementation Team Meetings
Implementation Team Meetings were held in conjunction with the monthly Lyondell Contractor Safety Council meetings. Meetings were held on June 7, 2007 and December 12, 2007.
III. Activities and Products
This report covers December 21, 2006 to December 21, 2007
The Lyondell Contractor Safety Council meetings are held monthly. These meetings are an excellent opportunity for contractors to share information. Even incidents at other chemical plants are reviewed to help prevent an occurrence at this site.
The Alliance set the following 2007 goals:
In addition, the following Contractor Safety Council Goals were set:
The Lyondell Contractor Safety Council has developed action plans and tracked completion of these goals. Some of the activities completed include the following:
Alliance activities have been incorporated into procedures and policies for contractor activities in the Lyondell plant as opposed to the production of “stand alone” products through the alliance.
This Alliance provided valuable technical information to residential contractors.
V. Upcoming Milestones
The site had 150 consecutive days "injury free" in 2007. This is quite an accomplishment considered the work and construction operations at a petrochemical plant.
The Alliance has successfully promoted participation in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for members of the Lyondell Contractor Safety Council. Thus far, two contractors have submitted applications for the VPP and one onsite evaluation has been completed. Several other contractors will also be submitting applications for participation in the VPP.
Report Prepared by: Nancy M. Quick, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Aurora Area Office.