A crew of ThyssenKrupp Safway, North America’s largest scaffolding services provider, celebrated seven years of work on the site of the CITGO Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, Lake Charles, La., without a recordable incident.
“Our employees and the CITGO site management team have accepted safety as a core value that they are not willing to compromise at any cost,” said ThyssenKrupp Safway regional safety manager Patrick Hagan. “The branch management and the employees at CITGO, Lake Charles, set the standard by which others should be measured.”
The Safway yard crew handles more than 5,000 pieces of equipment daily. “This is a phenomenal accomplishment given the volume of inventory that is handled on a daily basis,” said Lake Charles branch manager Earl Bennett. “The Safway crew is part of a culture that promotes and implements the necessary changes to ensure our safety values are not compromised. This culture comes through training, continuing education, company support and understanding that each employee has a voice.”
CITGO’s Lake Charles complex spans about 2,000 acres and employs more than 1,200 at its petroleum refinery, the fourth largest in the country, processing as much as 440,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
ThyssenKrupp Safway is based in Waukesha, Wis.