June 6, 2019
Journey to Zero
Facilitator: Hector Acosta, Operations Manager, Lubrizol and Lubrizol Panelists: Angel Guzman, Safety & Health Manager, AJ Jones, Production Superintendent, Sean Williams, Unit Superintendant
Lubrizol’s “Journey to Zero”, its not just a slogan, but a value proposition. With two plants in operation starting in 1951, today we span over 192 acres near the Houston Ship channel and produces approximately 1.9 billion pounds of petrochemical products each year at the Deer Park and Bayport facilities. With this strong history, the company and its’ employees embarked on a safety cultural transformation, focusing on the following key components and objectives: Safety training and hazard recognition through employee engagements. The value of “Operational Discipline”, where practice matches our procedures; and “Growth through Continuous Improvement”, allow us to take you down our path towards zero and share Lubrizol’s Cultural Beliefs that helped to reduce our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 75% over the last two years.
Lubrizol realizes it is a continuous journey. Today, the site is focusing its safety culture on continued employee engagement and personal safety accountability setting in motion the requirements to continue advancing the safety culture to ensure results and being all-in on this journey. We are committed to the future of maintaining not only a great place to work, promoting continuous process improvements, energy efficiency and waste-reduction strategies, but also continuing to care for our neighbors and the community. Come join the conversation.