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Jacksonville, FL – CSX Transportation (CSXT) announced the winners of its annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award (CSEA), an award that reflects each winning company's commitment to railcar maintenance and safety as well as continuous safe tank car loading.
Suppliers Earn Safety Award- 4/3/2009
For 2008, CSXT is recognizing 64 shippers. To be eligible for the award, each company must ship 600 or more railcars per year on CSXT and have no non-accidental releases during the entire year. Shippers include companies from the chemicals, fertilizer, emerging markets, agriculture and metals merchandise commodity markets. One hundred CSX shippers are eligible to receive the award.
"Throughout the challenging economic environment these CSEA winners have remained focused on the safe loading and unloading of their fleet, and maintaining their fleet in safe working conditions. Recent legislation and regulations mean more scrutiny on chemical shipments than ever before," said Dean Piacente, vice president-chemicals & fertilizer. "The CSEA winners continue to display their industry leadership and unwavering commitment to safety as demonstrated by a year free of releases."
A ceremony was held in Atlanta April 1 for the winners, which included Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Airgas Carbonic and Praxair, Inc. View the full list here.