Environment Health and Safety
Innophos recently received safety awards from two Class I railroads.
On May 8, 2014 Innophos received the Pinnacle Award from the Union Pacific Railroad for having zero non-accidental releases on rail shipments during 2013.
Similarly, Innophos received the Canadian National Safe Handling Award for the 10th time in the past 11 years from the Canadian National Railroad for also having zero non-accidental releases on rail shipments during 2015.
Chicago (Waterway) site
“On September 30th, 2010, the Innophos Waterway site joined an elite group of approximately 2500 organizations nationwide that have been approved to participation in the OSHA Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Sites that have achieved the OSHA Star Certification are considered exemplary in occupational safety and health protection.”
In December, 2009 the workplace safety management system at the Coatzacoalcos Site was accredited by the Mexican Federal Government’s General Department for Workplace Safety and Health (STPS) due to its effectiveness and its achievements in preventing workplace injuries. This accreditation was awarded under the auspices of the STPS “Workplace Health and Safety Self-Management” program which promotes comprehensive health and safety management systems through a cooperative relationship between company management, labor unions, and state and federal safety professionals. Emphasis is placed on participative management, employee involvement, and adherence to published safety regulations as well as continuous improvement through the implementation of best practices.
In August, 2010, the Coatzacoalcos Site was recognized by STPS as a “Safecompany” on the basis of its achievements in the management of health and safety in the workplace, which is STPS’s official recognition of exemplary results in the field of occupational health and safety.
Starting in 1998, and renewed every two years since, the Coatzacoalcos Site has been recognized as a “Clean Industry” operation by Mexico’s Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA) under the authority of the Ministry of the Environment (SEMARNAT). This recognition is awarded to companies which proactively comply with environmental protection laws and demonstrate outstanding operating and engineering practices.
In April, 2008 the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Innophos, Inc. in Nashville had been chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.
"Innophos, Inc. has shown a strong commitment to workplace safety and health by meeting the criteria for this award," said John Winkler, Administrator, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, who presented the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence to the company on April 14, 2008 at the Nashville Site. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards.”
The Commissioner’s Award honors Tennessee employers and their employees who together have worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. The Innophos facility has qualified for the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence by working 640,000 hours without a lost time accident, in 2006-2007.