Custom Chemical Plants Earn Workplace Safety Awards in Georgia

A raw material tank farm in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Photo courtesy of MFG Chemical.

MFG Chemical (Dalton, Georgia, USA), a leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, recently received three ‘Awards of Excellence’ for workplace safety for its three Dalton plants from the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).

“Over the past five years, MFG has worked diligently to improve performance in workplace safety,” says Keith Arnold, CEO. “Company-wide, MFG Chemical has not experienced a single lost time incident during the past five years and significantly outperforms the industry average for injury frequency and severity. MFG has invested heavily in personnel, systems, and capital improvements to achieve and maintain a high level of performance.”

In order to qualify for the award, a location or facility must have achieved at least 250 work days during the previous calendar year with no days away from work due to workplace injuries or illnesses. The program is sponsored by the state to promote safe and healthy work environments, as well as to recognize and honor the employers and employees responsible for that.

“This level of performance does not come easy,” says Joe Welch, the company’s director of environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S). “It starts with ownership and leadership commitment to continuous improvement in EHS&S. All departments and levels of the organization must work hard to identify risk and find ways to mitigate it. MFG has a culture of learning and sharing knowledge. Best practices are sought out and maintained.”

The chemical manufacturer serves a variety of global markets, including agriculture, asphalt, graphic arts, lubricants, mining, oilfield, paints and coatings, personal care, pulp and paper, and water treatment.

The company operates four manufacturing facilities in total, including the three at its Northwest Georgia headquarters and a location in Pasadena, Texas, USA.

Source: MFG Chemical,