REDMOND, Wash., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemCare®, the innovative waste management service from Univar USA Inc., was recently recognized for outstanding safety performance at its Houston operations as the winner of the 2014 Contractor Safety Excellence Award from the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) and the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC). ChemCare was nominated for their overall safety programs and performance on-site managed services for waste management and disposal.
"Safety is the foundation for all aspects of Univar's operations around the world, and we are proud to be recognized for our safety performance right here in the Houston community in which we live and work," said Daryl Bladt, ChemCare Health and Safety Specialist. "This award is significant not only in recognizing the safety performance of the ChemCare team, but also our commitment to enhancing our clients' ability to meet their own environmental, health and safety goals."
The HBR first began recognizing industrial contractors in the greater Houston area for their outstanding safety performance in 1988. Since then, the award process has driven a cooperative effort between owner companies in the Gulf Coast together with their Contractors to improve on-site safety, eliminate accidents, and reduce injuries to employees. Nominations for the HBR Safety Excellence Award are made by the users of the contractor's services and there are no self-nominations. Nominees are evaluated on their verifiable safety performance data for the previous calendar year, as well as through site audits, reviews of site safety programs, and employee interviews. More than 100 specific safety items are evaluated and rated as part of the award selection process.
ChemCare, a part of the Univar network, provides an innovative waste management service that collects both hazardous and non-hazardous waste products at customer locations in the United States and Canada, and then works with select partners in the waste disposal business to safely transport these materials to licensed third-party treatment, storage and disposal facilities. For more information visit: www.univar.com/business/innovative-services.
Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 3,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 115,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 260 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2013, Univar reported sales of $10.3 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com.