Date(s) - 17 March 2005
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EQUATE Achieves 6 Million Safe Work Hours:
The Highest Safe Work Hours Record Since Start-up
KUWAIT- MARCH 17 – EQUATE Petrochemical Company surpassed yet another record breaking milestone on 16 March, when EQUATE employees and contractors completed six million work-hours without a single lost workday. This achievement signifies that the employees, shift workers and contractors at EQUATE worked a combined total of six million man-hours during which time no one missed a day of work due to any work related injuries.
Environment, Health and Safety Manager, Ali Ghuloom Ahmad, congratulated the EQUATE staff, contractors and stakeholders for this excellent accomplishment. Ghuloom explained, “This is a great moment in EQUATE history and I am proud of all EQUATE employees and contractors that contributed to this great achievement. We are looking forward to new challenges in 2005.”
Outstanding accomplishments at EQUATE, such as achieving the six million safe man-hour mark, are orchestrated through the commitment of innovative strategies set by our management and leaders. Vice-President of Operations, Mr. Nick Vossenberg, added that, “Achieving this record not only shows the commitment of our management, but also, the dedication of our employees and contractors in achieving safety goals. We do not expect this to be the last record and anticipate this to be one of many records in the future.”
EQUATE’s commitment to 100% compliance of all Environment, Health and Safety regulations, as well as the staff’s high level of dedication and personal accountability, has made this achievement possible. To maintain a safe working environment, the company undergoes regular safety compliance audits, internally and through external agencies, in addition to conducting stringent employee evaluations, education and training.
EQUATE Petrochemical Company is a leading producer of ethylene glycol and a broad variety of linear-low and high-density polyethylene. Ethylene glycol is a key intermediate for polyester fiber and container resin. Polyethylene is used in a broad variety of packaging and agricultural film and container molding applications.