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

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Jul 2017

DuPont launches new stretchable electronic inks, films

DuPont Advanced Materials has announced availability of its newest...

US merchandise trade with India, 2012–16; Courtesy: USITC

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

India becomes US’ 9th largest trading partner in 2016

In 2016, India became the United States’ 9th-largest single-country...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

GST will lead to further increase of MMF prices

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) rolled out on July 1, 2017 is not...

Interviews View All

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

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

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

July 2017

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

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

Yes No

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

Yes No

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


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



X