VP Operations Barry Lassiter on Sept. 5 will speak on Best Practices in Chemical Plant Safety Specialty & Agro Chemicals America in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lassiter is one of the world’s foremost authorities on chemical plant safety, having served a 40-year career at DuPont managing operations and safety functions before joining MFG Chemical as director, EHS&S, where he instituted a world-class safety culture throughout the company.
“There is nothing more important than creating a safe work environment in the plant because all employees have the right and expectation to return home to their families safe every day," he said. "Establishing the desired safety culture is a great undertaking and requires continuous management... but if on a daily basis you re-enforce safety as a 'value,' it becomes part of your company’s DNA, is embraced by everyone and pays big dividends to both the employee and the company. But beyond all else, it is the right thing to do.”
“Plant safety is a hot topic throughout the chemical industry," added Tom Leahy, the conference organizer. "Everyone wants and deserves a safe work environment, and most companies recognize they could improve in this area. We called upon MFG Chemical’s Barry Lassiter to speak on this important topic because of his passion for safety and his well-known record of safety achievements at DuPont and MFG Chemical. I believe this will be a very popular session.”