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Starcon has earned a prestigious safety award from the Houston Area Business Roundtable (HBR) which has selected the company as the Best in Category in terms of safety performance among medium-sized industrial contractors in the Houston area. HBR is made up of local owners/clients and the contractors that serve them. In order to be considered for the safety excellence recognition, contractors must be nominated by an owner. LyondellBasell nominated Starcon for the work undertaken at its Channelview plant, one of the largest petrochemical plants in the Gulf Coast. The nomination shows LyondellBasell's high opinion of Starcon's safety procedures and performance. That praise was backed up by the HBR staff which conducted a thorough audit of the site, including a review of all policies, interviews with team members, and first-hand observations of the work in progress.  

Each nominee submits their OSHA required safety data regarding fatalities, lost workday cases, recordable injuries and illnesses, copies of their safety policies and procedures and documentation of their “best practices.” The initial evaluation is based on total U.S. data, and the information submitted is evaluated and scored by a group of owner representatives and mentors to determine the contractors that will be further evaluated in the field. Typically, three or four contractors in each of seven categories are identified for field auditing.
 
Safety audits are conducted by teams of owner and contractor representatives at the contractor’s work site. Site management and field employees are interviewed to verify that the written safety policies and procedures have been implemented at the work site. This provides an opportunity for team members to see what others are doing to improve safety performance and to take the good ideas back to their respective companies and work sites. The audit team leaders, with assistance from the mentors and team members, compile the audit scores and determine the level of achievement for each contractor and identify the Best in each Category. 

"Being selected Best of the Best for the greater Houston area shows how the onsite team makes it personal when it comes to safety," said Starcon Executive Vice President South Region, Mark Bortka.  "They work every day at embracing 'You See It You Own It' and hold each other accountable for all actions (positive or negative). Being nominated for this award by the client, LyondellBasell, also shows that the owner recognizes our efforts and our continuous improvement."
 
A unique feature of this award process is the requirement that the “Best in Category” contractors come to a “Best Practices” seminar and present their best practices that led to their excellent achievement. All other companies are encouraged to take these ideas back to their own companies to improve their own performance. Through the sharing of best practices, the entire industry improves its safety performance. There is an attitude that is prevalent among the owners and contractors that outstanding safety is not proprietary and must be shared with others. Many of the volunteers that participate in the award program are safety professionals with many years of experience and many have been involved in the HBR Safety Excellence Award process for several years.

The Channelview Site would like to thank the following team members for their help and support during the audit process: Mark Bortka, Craig Rion, Michael Caughey, Ta’Mara Foster, Mark Bay, Rachel Allen and Stephanie Nappier (Lyondellbasell)

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Awards

2013

• ABC Accredited Quality Contractor

• ABC STEP Platinum Level of Achievement

• CURT Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award

• Houston Business Roundtable- Mentor Award

• ABC National Craft Championship Gold Pipe Welding and Structural Welding, Silver Pipefitting

2012

• ABC Accredited Quality Contractor

• ABC STEP Platinum Level of Achievement

• ABC National Safety Excellence Award

• ABC Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award

• OSHA VPP Merit- Lyondell Equistar and Lyondell Channelview, TX

• ABC National Craft Championship Silver and Bronze Medal Insulation

• Houston Business Roundtable: Best of the Best Award

• Three Rivers Safety Council Meritorious Performance Award

• Lyondell Channelview, TX – Contractor Safety Excellence Award

• AFPM Award for Meritorious Safety Performance- 11 Awards

- STARCON International Inc. at Canton Refinery of Marathon Petroleum Company LP:

- STARCON International Inc. at Catlettsburg Refining, LLC of Marathon Petroleum Company LP:

- STARCON International Inc. at Joliet Facility of Flint Hills Resources, LP:

- STARCON International Inc. at Golden Eagle Refinery of Tesoro Petroleum Corporation:

- STARCON International Inc. at Lemont Refinery of CITGO Petroleum Corporation:

- STARCON International Inc. at Michigan Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP:

- STARCON International Inc. at Shell Martinez Refinery of Shell Oil Products US:

- STARCON International Inc. at Texas City Refinery of Valero Refining - Texas L.P.:

- STARCON International Inc. at Texas City Refinery of BP Products North America:

- STARCON International Inc. at Tulsa Refinery of Holly Frontier Corporation:

- STARCON International Inc. at Valero Memphis Refinery of Valero Refining Company:

2011

• ABC STEP Platinum Level of Achievement

• ABC National Safety Merit Award

• Houston Business Roundtable Gold Safety Excellence Award

• ExxonMobil Joliet Gold Safety Award for Outstanding Safety Performance

• OSHA VPP Merit- Lyondell Equistar and Lyondell Channelview, TX

• AFPM Award for Meritorious Safety Performance- 9 Awards

- STARCON International Inc. at Exxon Mobil, Joliet Refinery

- STARCON International Inc. at LyondellBasell Industries, Tuscola Plant

- STARCON International Inc. at BP Products North America, Texas City Refinery

- STARCON International Inc. at Valero Energy Corporation, Benecia Refinery

- STARCON International Inc. at LyondellBasell Industries, Morris Complex

- STARCON International Inc. at Tesoro Corporation, Golden Eagle Refinery

- STARCON International Inc. at Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Canton Refinery

- STARCON International Inc. at LyondellBasell Industries, Channelview Chemical Complex

- STARCON International Inc. at Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Catlettsburg Refining, LLC


 

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