Health, Safety and Environment
Shell Puget Sound Refinery is committed to operating in a safe and environmentally sound manner - at all times. Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees, contractors and community members.
Our top priority will always be to operate safely and in an environmentally sound manner while remaining economically competitive and creating high-quality jobs for our employees and contractors – now and for generations to come. We are proud to operate in such a special place, and we’re dedicated to powering progress in our community!
Safety always comes first
- Everyone at the refinery receives safety training from their first day on the job onward.
- We won the Meritorious Safety Performance Award from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers two years in a row.
- We maintain our own in-plant fire, hazmat, medical and oil spill response crews with modern equipment and roughly 135 employees who are trained to respond to emergencies.
- We have invested more than $250 million over the last 10 years on personal and process safety improvements across the site.
We are dedicated to protecting the environment where we operate
- The refinery has invested more than $500 million over the past 15 years to meet or exceed environmental regulatory requirements and to improve the site’s overall environmental performance.
- Over the last two years, Shell has contributed $500,000 to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation in support of killer whale research and habitat conservation.
- The refinery is certified by the third-party International Standards Organization (ISO14001), which is recognized as the global benchmark for measuring an organization’s environmental management and performance.
- The refinery installed a wet gas scrubber in 2006 that reduces its sulfur dioxide emissions by over 90%.
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