Plasmine Technology receives Facility Excellence Award
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
receives Facility Excellence Award”
Vedra Beach, FL.
Plasmine Technology-Bay Minette, Alabama Plant, was awarded the Safety and
Health Facility Excellence Award on May 1, 2014 by the Pine Chemicals
Association. The award was presented to Steve Violette, President of
Plasmine Technology, during the Pine Chemicals Association Spring Meeting that
was held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl.
and Health Facility Excellence award is given to recognize and honor a member
company facility that has identified and evaluated safety and health hazards in
the workplace and demonstrated excellence through the implementation of hazard
controls that significantly reduced risk, ensuring that employee safety and
health is a core value of the organization.
selection was based on a number of factors, including the implementation of
their PICS program (Plasmine’s Improvements of Conditions and Safety) in 2011.
This innovative program catapulted their prior 5S Safety program, which focused
on “a place for everything and everything in its place,” to the next level in
efforts of continuous improvement upon the safety and visual appearance of the
As part of
the PICS program, a digital camera was purchased for all employees to use to
capture photographs of safety items needing improvement at the facility.
Alternatively, employees could use their cell phones to take photographs of
items identified. Computer files were then implemented for each employee
to download the photographs and provide a description of the safety items that
could be improved. This information was transferred to a master file used
for reporting, assignment of responsibility for completion and progress
tracking, including post-completion photographs of the area(s)
identified. “A clean plant is a safe plant,” remarked Hugh Parker,
Manager of Quality & Safety at the Bay Minette Plant.
innovative program led to 100% involvement of employees to achieve a culture of
safety within the facility and resulted in extraordinary improvements in the
visual appearance and safety of the workplace. Since 2011, 1,338 pictures
have been submitted with an average yearly completion rate of 96% of the areas
Chemicals Association congratulates Plasmine Technology’s Bay Minette, Alabama
Plant for their commitment to safety and health excellence in the workplace and
community which they operate. More information on this and other awards
can be found by visiting www.pinechemicals.org.
Jerry Smith, PCA EHS Committee Staff Member; Steve Violette, President of
Plasmine Technology; Charlie Morris, President & COO of PCA; Phil Ulichney,
Director of Manufacturing for Plasmine Technology