CLEVELAND, OH — ARCH Chemicals Inc
. celebrated an entire year of zero Occupational Safety and Health Association
(OSHA)-recordable injuries at the plant in Charleston in July, according to the Cleveland Daily Banner.
Arch Chemicals has had no OSHA-recordable injuries since July 7, 2009 — almost 13 months, the article noted.
The local Arch plant has strong chemicals on its premises, huge equipment and high-temperature operations, all creating a possible chance for a mishap or accident, the article stated.
According to the article, the way Arch accomplished the safety feat of no injuries was to focus on the basics. It emphasized the use of proper tools, how to properly climb ladders, how to properly conduct inspections of equipment, proper lifting techniques, etc.
Safety also is not just an operator or management issue: Everyone at the plant is involved with keeping the safety program foremost in everyone’s minds and actions, the article added.