CARTERVILLE—Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano today presented the Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP for achieving the highest recognized safety and health program performance for contractor personnel nationwide. Director Chaviano presented the award at the 15th Annual Southern Illinois Occupational Safety & Health (SIOSH) Day Conference.
“I am proud to present the Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP who has helped to ensure that every worker makes it home at the end of a workday,” said Director Chaviano. “We applaud their steadfast commitment to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for employees.”
The Illinois OSHA Division enforces occupational safety and health standards for Illinois’ public sector employers, provides consultation services to smaller businesses and is a member of the SIOSH Day Committee which highlights the importance of workplace safety. The Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety recognizes the efforts of businesses who implement and maintain safe work environments for employees.
The Illinois Refining Division’s (IRD) mission statement is “we will operate a safe, environmentally sound and reliable refinery, providing quality products in a competitive and profitable manner.” The IRD focuses on continuous improvement in all aspects of business. “You have the right and responsibility to go home uninjured” is the maxim for personal and process safety at the refinery. Safety integrity is a core value for the IRD and continual improvement of their practices and management systems is a focus every day.