Processing Magazine

Dow receives chemical transportation safety award

June 7, 2012

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical recently received Union Pacific (UP) Railroad’s 2011 Chemical Transportation Safety Pinnacle Award.

This honor recognizes Union Pacific customers that have implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved zero non-accident releases (NARs) during their 2011 shipments of regulated hazardous materials shipments.

"The safe handling and transportation of our products is a top priority for Dow, so this recognition is extremely meaningful to us," said Dave Kepler, executive vice president, Business Services and Chief Sustainability Officer. "The Pinnacle is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees. It also reflects the commitment to Dow''s 2015 Sustainability Goals of Local Protection of Human Health and the Environment and Product Safety Leadership."