Marathon Petroleum captures ILTA’s top safety award

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The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) presented its coveted Platinum Safety Award to Marathon Petroleum Company and Motiva Enterprise at its 39th Annual ILTA Operating Conference and Trade Show in Houston, Texas, on June 4.

ILTA also presented the ILTA Safety Excellence Award for 2018 safety performance to 21 companies, including Andeavor Logistics.

“Safety is the terminal industry’s top priority,” said ILTA Chairman Jim Dugan, who also serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of TransMontaigne Partners. “That’s why it’s so important to celebrate the impressive safety accomplishments of Marathon Petroleum and Motiva – and all of our winners – and encourage all terminal operators to strive for continuous safety improvement. ILTA’s safety program not only allows us to measure our industry’s performance but also share success stories and learn from each other.”

ILTA’s safety awards, presented every year since 2007, recognize terminal operating member companies for outstanding safety performance. Each year, two companies – one large and one small – receive the highest honor, the Platinum Safety Award. These companies must achieve an average total recordable incident rate of 0.5 or less per 100 employees and submit a description of their company safety programs for review by their peers. For their 2018 performance, Marathon Petroleum won the large company Platinum Safety Award. ILTA defines a large company as one that reports a minimum of 400,000 annual work hours in its terminal operations, representing a combined minimum of the equivalent of 200 full-time workers.

Andeavor Logistics, in receiving the Safety Excellence Award, achieved an average total recordable incident rate per 100 employees of 0.75 or less during 2018.