DuPont Subsidiary Marks 60 Years Without a Workplace Recordable Injury

Sets All-Time DuPont Safety Record

Feb 13, 2007, 00:00 ET from DuPont

    WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Performance Elastomers, a subsidiary of DuPont (NYSE:   DD), has set an all-time workplace safety record for the company with 60 years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost workday case. Since 1946, the subsidiary's Akron Laboratory in Stow, Ohio, has achieved 4.4 million exposure hours with zero recordable lost workday injuries.     "Safety is a top priority for all DuPont businesses and provides real business value," said Diane Gulyas, group vice president -- DuPont Performance Materials. "Customers want suppliers who are reliable and who operate to the highest standards. Safe operation of our facilities ensures we deliver on our commitments to customers, and this very significant milestone demonstrates that our goal of zero safety and environmental incidents is achievable and sustainable."     According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the comparable recordable injury rate for workers in the synthetic rubber industry was 2.9 cases per 100 workers in 2005. If the Akron site's performance had been at the industry average, there would have been 64 injuries over a 60 year period.     "As a technology laboratory focused on applications development, our employees operate equipment comparable to that which our customers have at their manufacturing operations," said Don Germano, Akron site manager. "The potential for injury is definitely present, and given these challenges, this milestone represents an enduring commitment to safe behavior and operating discipline."     DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.     Downloadable photos are available:     Photo 1:     http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Newsroom/ViewAttachment.aspx?SiteNam e=     DupontNew&Entity=PRAsset&AttachmentType=F&EntityID=104879&AttachmentID= d2fc53c     4-48ad-4243-bfb2-439221b1430e&NewWindow=true     Caption: DuPont's Akron Laboratory set a safety record for DuPont of 60 years without an OSHA recordable lost workday case. Here, Walt Roberts operates equipment comparable to that of rubber industry customers, performing applications development work.     Photo 2:     http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Newsroom/ViewAttachment.aspx?SiteNam e=     DupontNew&Entity=PRAsset&AttachmentType=F&EntityID=104881&AttachmentID= 0f41350     3-d3a1-43e5-a7f4-83d692710c65&NewWindow=true     Caption: Greg Bond (left) and Walt Roberts (right) using equipment comparable to that of rubber industry customers performing applications development work at DuPont's Akron Laboratory which has operated 60 years without an OSHA recordable lost workday case.  

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    WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont Performance Elastomers, a subsidiary of DuPont (NYSE:   DD), has set an all-time workplace safety record for the company with 60 years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost workday case. Since 1946, the subsidiary's Akron Laboratory in Stow, Ohio, has achieved 4.4 million exposure hours with zero recordable lost workday injuries.     "Safety is a top priority for all DuPont businesses and provides real business value," said Diane Gulyas, group vice president -- DuPont Performance Materials. "Customers want suppliers who are reliable and who operate to the highest standards. Safe operation of our facilities ensures we deliver on our commitments to customers, and this very significant milestone demonstrates that our goal of zero safety and environmental incidents is achievable and sustainable."     According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the comparable recordable injury rate for workers in the synthetic rubber industry was 2.9 cases per 100 workers in 2005. If the Akron site's performance had been at the industry average, there would have been 64 injuries over a 60 year period.     "As a technology laboratory focused on applications development, our employees operate equipment comparable to that which our customers have at their manufacturing operations," said Don Germano, Akron site manager. "The potential for injury is definitely present, and given these challenges, this milestone represents an enduring commitment to safe behavior and operating discipline."     DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.     Downloadable photos are available:     Photo 1:     http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Newsroom/ViewAttachment.aspx?SiteNam e=     DupontNew&Entity=PRAsset&AttachmentType=F&EntityID=104879&AttachmentID= d2fc53c     4-48ad-4243-bfb2-439221b1430e&NewWindow=true     Caption: DuPont's Akron Laboratory set a safety record for DuPont of 60 years without an OSHA recordable lost workday case. Here, Walt Roberts operates equipment comparable to that of rubber industry customers, performing applications development work.     Photo 2:     http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Newsroom/ViewAttachment.aspx?SiteNam e=     DupontNew&Entity=PRAsset&AttachmentType=F&EntityID=104881&AttachmentID= 0f41350     3-d3a1-43e5-a7f4-83d692710c65&NewWindow=true     Caption: Greg Bond (left) and Walt Roberts (right) using equipment comparable to that of rubber industry customers performing applications development work at DuPont's Akron Laboratory which has operated 60 years without an OSHA recordable lost workday case.  SOURCE DuPont