The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) has awarded its coveted Platinum Safety Award to CITGO Petroleum Corporation and MIPC LLC. The two companies separately won a Five-Year Safety Milestone Award for sustained excellence in terminal safety performance.

ILTA Chairman Kip Middendorf (who also serves as Vice President and Managing Director of Wolf Lake Terminals) said: “Safety is the terminal industry’s top priority. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate the impressive safety accomplishments of CITGO and MIPC, and we hope they will encourage all terminal operators to strive for continuous safety improvement. ILTA’s safety programme not only allows us to measure our industry’s performance but also share success stories and learn from each other.”

CITGO and MIPC’s platinum safety awards are for 2019 safety performance and will be awarded in November at ILTA’s 40th Annual Operating Conference and Trade Show in Houston. 

For its 2019 performance, CITGO won the large company Platinum Safety Award, while MIPC, (a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Monroe Energy), captured the small company Platinum Safety Award.

ILTA’s safety awards, given every year since 2007, recognise terminal operating member companies for outstanding safety performance. To receive the highest honour, the Platinum Safety Award, 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 programmes for review by an evaluation panel of their peers. If a company uses contractor labour, it must demonstrate that it has a contractor safety management programme in place to be eligible for consideration.

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25th June 2020