Special Report: NPRA: US refiners, petchem producers improve safety performance in 2004

US refineries and petrochemical plants reported fewer injuries and illnesses in 2004 than in past years, according to a recent report from the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association.Released in late March, NPRA’s annual “Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses” reported that 36 member facilities worked a full year without a recordable incident, up from 27 facilities in 2003.The report includes safety data from 246 facilities-119 refineries and 127 petrochemical plants; an increase from the 238 facilities reporting in 2003. Additionally, 138 NPRA facilities recorded no lost workday incidents in 2004.The format of the report is consistent with the US Occup...

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