Nashville, Tennessee,
09:57 PM

Terminal receives top safety award

Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC’s) Terminal, Transport & Rail asphalt terminal in Nashville, Tennessee, officially joined the ranks of the nation’s safest workplaces. On September 20, 2016, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the terminal was chosen to receive the Volunteer Safety Through Accountability and Recognition (STAR) Award.

Patterned after OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program, or VPP, the Volunteer STAR Award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health.

“The employees at the terminal have met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving their ability to uphold an excellent safety record,” said Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) Administrator Steve Hawkins, who presented the terminal with the award at a the celebration ceremony. “It is evident Marathon Petroleum is extremely dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.”

“At Marathon Petroleum, our primary focus is on the safety and health of our employees and those who live in the communities where we operate,” said MPC Senior Vice President of Transportation & Logistics John Swearingen. “We are honored by this award and are proud to continue our partnership with TOSHA in furthering our exemplary safety record.”