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Marathon Petroleum, Motiva capture ILTA’s top safety award 

The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) presented its Platinum Safety Award to Marathon Petroleum and Motiva Enterprises during the 39th Annual ILTA Operating Conference and Trade Show in Houston TX.

In addition, Energy Transfer and Motiva snared Five-Year Safety Milestone Awards for sustained excellence in terminal safety performance.

“Safety is the terminal industry’s top priority,” said Jim Dugan, ILTA chairman, and executive vice president and chief operating officer of TransMontaigne Partners. “That’s why it’s so important to celebrate the impressive safety accomplishments of Marathon Petroleum and Motiva—and all of our winners—and encourage all terminal operators to strive for continuous safety improvement.

“ILTA’s safety program not only allows us to measure our industry’s performance but also share success stories and learn from each other.” 

ILTA also presented its Safety Excellence Award for 2018 safety performance to:

  • Andeavor Logistics
  • Asphalt Operating Services
  • Benchmark River and Rail Terminals
  • Buckeye Partners
  • Chemserve Terminal of Wilmington
  • CITGO Petroleum
  • Demaco Terminal Operations
  • Energy Transfer
  • Enterprise Products
  • Ergon Terminaling
  • Flint Hills Resources
  • Martin Operating Partnership
  • MIPC
  • Murphy Oil USA
  • Nustar Energy
  • Phillips 66
  • Petro-Diamond Terminal
  • Plains All American
  • TransMontaigne Partners
  • Vopak Americas
  • Zenith Energy Terminals

ILTA safety awards

ILTA’s safety awards, presented every year since 2007, recognize terminal operating member companies for outstanding safety performance. Each year, two companies—one large and one small—receive the highest honor, the Platinum Safety Award. These 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 programs for review by their peers.

If a company uses contractor labor, it must demonstrate that it has a contractor safety management program in place to be eligible for consideration.

For their 2018 performance, Marathon Petroleum won the large company Platinum Safety Award, while Motiva captured the small company Platinum Safety Award.

ILTA defines a large company as one that reports a minimum of 400,000 annual work hours in its terminal operations, representing a combined minimum of the equivalent of 200 full-time workers. ILTA defines a small company as one that has fewer than the equivalent of 200 full-time employees. To qualify for an ILTA safety award, a small company with fewer than 200,000 cumulative hours of employment (the equivalent of 100 full time employees) must include prior years’ data (up to five years) until it meets 200,000 cumulative hours.

At the ceremony, attended by more than 400 people, ILTA recognized Energy Transfer and Motiva with Five-Year Safety Milestone Awards. This award category recognizes sustained excellence in terminal safety over consecutive years. For Energy Transfer and Motiva, this means they participated in the ILTA Safety Survey and Recognition Program and qualified for a Safety Excellence Award during each calendar year from 2014 through 2018.

The 21 companies receiving the Safety Excellence Award achieved an average total recordable incident rate per 100 employees of 0.75 or less during 2018.

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