Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 930Primary Sponsor: HelmlyType of Legislation: CRSubject: Amoco Chemical Company's Cooper River PlantDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 30, 1991Computer Document Number: NO5/7498.BDIntroduced Date: Apr 25, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 30, 1991Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HelmlyType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 930 Senate Apr 30, 1991 Received from House 930 House Apr 30, 1991 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 930 Senate Apr 25, 1991 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE THE EMPLOYEES AT AMOCO CHEMICAL COMPANY'S COOPER RIVER PLANT IN BERKELEY COUNTY UPON EARNING THE PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL SAFETY AWARD FOR THE BEST OVERALL SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF ALL COMPANY LOCATIONS FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR.
Whereas, the employees at Amoco Chemical Company's Cooper River plant in Berkeley County have earned the President's Annual Safety Award for the best overall safety performance of all company locations for the second consecutive year competing against seventy-four Amoco Chemical locations; and
Whereas, this is the first time an Amoco Chemical facility has repeated as an award recipient. The employees improved last year's award-winning performance by sixty-seven percent; and
Whereas, the annual safety award is presented to the one Amoco Chemical location that has demonstrated a positive management attitude, leadership, and responsibility toward safety. The award is based on calendar-year performance; and
Whereas, "To win this prestigious award two years in a row is a remarkable accomplishment," said Amoco Chemical President Bob Cadieux. "The employees at Cooper River have given us a safety performance benchmark that other Amoco Chemical Company facilities should strive to achieve." Mr. Cadieux and other members of the company's senior management formally will present a permanent trophy to plant employees in May; and
Whereas, Cooper River's two hundred seventy-one employees have worked more than 2.3 million hours without a "Days Away From Work" case. The last "Days Away From Work" case at Cooper River was in September, 1986; and
Whereas, Ken Mayhall, Cooper River's plant manager, says hard work and dedication were behind the award. "Clearly defined goals are the key," he says. "And our No. 1 goal is zero defects in plant safety. Everyone here has worked very hard to minimize risks in the workplace;" and
Whereas, the Cooper River plant is the largest single purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in the world producing 1.6 billion pounds a year, virtually all of which is exported through the Port of Charleston. PTA is an intermediate in the production of polyester fiber, film, packaging, and specialty products. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize the employees at Amoco Chemical Company's Cooper River plant in Berkeley County upon earning the President's Annual Safety Award for the best overall safety performance of all company locations for the second consecutive year.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Cadieux and Mr. Mayhall.