FAIRLAWN, OHIO, July 3, 2012 (NYSE: OMN) – OMNOVA Solutions’ Global Technology Center in Akron, Ohio and specialty chemicals facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Fitchburg, Massachusetts and Calhoun, Georgia were recognized with “Certificates of Excellence” by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for their safety achievements in 2011. These awards were presented in recognition of each location’s outstanding safety results as part of their respective Responsible Care® programs throughout the past year. This is the highest certificate awarded to individual facilities by the ACC and is bestowed upon those that complete a year with no Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries or illnesses, which result in days away from work, restricted workdays or job transfers.
“This is a testament to the safety culture our employees and leadership teams have accepted and driven at these facilities,” said Bob Doerr, OMNOVA Director of Safety, Health and Security. “Safety is one of our core values as a company, which means we’re always striving for a better, safer way to conduct our operations. We communicate this message from the top down, working to ensure all of our employees and those we do business with go home without incident or injury at the end of the day.”
OMNOVA’s Green Bay plant has worked over 6 years without an OSHA recordable injury, and over 10 years without a lost or restricted workday injury. It has been 21 months since the Fitchburg plant had a lost time injury, and 17 months for the Calhoun facility. OMNOVA’s Global Technology Center has logged over a year and a half since its last recordable injury and over 32 months since the last lost time injury.
OMNOVA Solutions is a Responsible Care company, with a strong, long-standing commitment to the American Chemistry Council’s environmental, health, safety and security initiative that covers nearly every aspect of chemical development, manufacturing, transportation and disposal.
OMNOVA Solution is a technology-based company with 2011 sales of $1.2 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. Visit OMNOVA Solutions on the internet at www.omnova.com.
RESPONSIBLE CARE is a registered trademark of the American Chemistry Council
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