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BASF’s Pasadena site earns safety award from Texas Chemical Council
Site recognized for having no employee injuries or illnesses in 2005

Pasadena, Texas, July, 28, 2006 -- The Texas Chemical Council (TCC) has recognized BASF’s Pasadena, Texas, site with the “Zero OSHA Recordable” award. BASF was recognized at a TCC event at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center in Galveston. 

“We are very pleased to received this award and proud of the every day efforts of our employees to remain injury and illness free,” said Vik Bhandari, Manager of BASF’s Pasadena site.

The council’s awards program uses established performance criteria to promote continual safety improve at member companies’ facilities. The Zero OSHA Recordable award recognizes facilities that did not have an employee OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recordable injury or illness in the previous year.

Founded in 1953, Texas Chemical Council is a statewide trade association representing more approximately 82 companies in Texas that represent more than 90 percent of chemical manufacturers within the state.

BASF’s Pasadena site employs about 100 employees and 35 contractors. Plasticizers produced at the site give flexibility to vinyl, which is in turn used to make many consumer products such as plastic films, cables and medical equipment.

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