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CSX recognizes 64 companies for chemical safety efforts


CSX Corp. yesterday honored 64 of its customers with the Class I's annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award.

The award is distributed annually to recognize customers that safely ship more than 600 carloads of hazardous materials during the year. The recognition honors customers committed to safe procedures, such as securing valves and closures properly, and safe loading, CSX officials said in a press release.

This year, CSX recognizes two customers that reached 10 consecutive years of safety excellence: Aux Sable Liquid Products Inc. and United Refining Co. The companies join "an elite group of customers with impressive safety records," including Azko Nobel Chemicals Inc. (14 years) and Kemira (16 years), CSX officials said.

"Like CSX, this year's Chemical Safety Excellence Award winners understand that operating safely is a never-ending pursuit that requires constant vigilance and dedication to best practices," said Bryan Rhode, vice president of public safety, health and environment for CSX. "Together with our customers, CSX is working to ensure that freight rail remains one of the safest surface-transportation solutions for businesses."

To read the full list of this year's award winners, click here.

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