Huntsman Celebrates Record Safety Year

Huntsman Corporation announced this week that its OSHA recordable rate for occupational injuries for the 2008 calendar year was the lowest in the company's history. Building on the company's 2002 commitment to develop uniform Environmental, Health & Safety standards for its global manufacturing platform, the company reported its 2006 commitment to invest in a behavioral safety program in all regions of the world where it operates paid off in 2008's record low OSHA recordable rate.

"I am very pleased with the culture of continuous improvement at Huntsman, especially as it relates to the safety of the associates and contractors at each of our sites," President and CEO Peter R. Huntsman said in a news release. "These investments in safety are among the most important we can make."

During the year the ended Dec. 31, 2008, the corporation expensed nearly $83 million on its EHS programs and invested an additional $57 million on capital improvements related to EHS, it said. Huntsman, based in The Woodlands, Texas, is a global manufacturer and marketer of chemicals for the chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances, and packaging industries. The company has 13,000 employees and had 2007 revenues of about $10 billion.

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