Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / INVISTA Paulínia site celebrates 35-year safety record
INVISTA Paulínia site celebrates 35-year safety record
30
Jun '09
INVISTA's manufacturing facility in Paulínia, which produces LYCRA, LYCRA XA, and ELASPAN fibers in the southeast region of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is celebrating 35 years – more than 23 million work-hours – without a lost-time injury.

This unique accomplishment will be celebrated with events involving site employees, senior INVISTA leaders and community officials. Employees also will celebrate the site's certification as the first-ever INVISTA STAR Site, the highest internal level of safety achievement an INVISTA manufacturing plant can achieve. The INVISTA STAR program is modeled after the U.S. Occupational Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program.

"For us, safety comes first. It's the best investment we can make, to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate,” said Nicésio R. Cascone, INVISTA vice president of operations for South America and Mexico. “This milestone was achieved through the extensive efforts, commitment and discipline of Paulínia's employees. They should be very proud of this accomplishment.”

Through its strong commitment to compliance and safety, INVISTA continuously strives to improve environmental, health and safety performance. The company believes excellence in these areas is required for long-term success. At the Paulínia site, efforts have been made to implement safeguards, maintain safety and environmental protection equipment, enhance operating procedures, train workers, and perform inspections and audits.

In addition to operating for 35 years without an injury causing time away from work for any employee, the Paulínia site has demonstrated operations excellence in other ways, including earning INVISTA Perfect Year recognition in 2008 (for operating without accidents or environmental incidents during that year), retaining ISO 14000 certification since 1998, and recycling 94 percent of total solid waste generated at the site.

The site has motivational initiatives, such as “OPA! Observe – Stop – Act” and a Best Practice Safety Card of the Month program, to help achieve its safety goals. In addition, the facility has organized weekly safety meetings with on-site contractors to reinforce best practices and expectations for safe operations.

These and other practices led to the INVISTA STAR Site designation and further demonstrate the site's commitment to sustainable safety programs that protect both workers and the environment.

"This has been a 35-year, tireless quest for excellence and awareness. This is possible: every accident is preventable. The key to a safe workplace is the active involvement and participation of all our employees to understand and evaluate risks, making use of existing programs and procedures every day, every hour and every minute,” said INVISTA Paulínia site manager, José Antonio Tortorella.

According to Mario Cuin, Jr., Paulínia site environmental, health and safety manager, "To achieve safety excellence, a site must continuously and tirelessly build a culture of safety at all levels. The organization must be disciplined and use the application of tools and operational systems to recognize and mitigate risks. All of this happens through a commitment to continuous improvement and making sure that employees have access to safe-work practices, analysis of safety tasks and safety processes and procedures.”


Must ReadView All

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

The European Commission, the institution of the European Union, has...

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Egypt has started construction of the biggest city for textiles and...

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2018

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Vietnam targets to earn around $20 billion from the export of...

Interviews View All

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search