Employees at the Evonik Carbon Black Plant in Borger have achieved a significant milestone.
The employees at the plant have worked 1.8 million hours, or 4,015 days, without a lost time accident.
A lost time accident is defined as a work-related injury resulting in at least one day off the job.
According to Jack L. Clem, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Inorganic Materials (Business Line Carbon Black), a dedicated workforce, management commitment, and strong training are the reasons for an accident-free production site over the last three years.
The men and women at the plant are an example of how a proactive approaching to safety commitment makes a difference.
â€śOur employees strive to make safety a priority and Evonik strongly supports that initiative,â€ť Steven Hubertus, Borger Plant Manager, said. â€śThis achievement demonstrates our commitment to safety, both our own and that of coworkers.â€ť
To commemorate the accomplishment, employees of the facility and their families participated in a family barbecue and fun night at the local Wonderland Park as recognition for achieving the 11-year record.
â€śWhile a firm pat on the back is certainly in order, there is no room for complacency,â€ť Hubertus said. â€śIt is not about breaking records, but about maintaining a safe atmosphere to ensure each person goes home unharmed at the end of every shift.â€ť
Evonikâ€™s carbon black plant in Borger produces furnace and thermal-grade carbon blacks for the pigment and rubber industries in North America.