ATLANTA – December 2015 – U.S. Security Associates (USA) took over operations at the Dow Seadrift Texas Branch in March of 2015. Since their tenure, the security company has secured 148 accident-free days as of November 23, 2015. Prior to appointing USA as their security contractor, Dow Seadrift stipulated, at the relationship outset, the security company be involved in their safety program at the site.
Employees at the Dow Seadrift site face a host of safety hazards every day and U.S. Security Associates, along with the client, their employees and other contractors, is committed to ensuring the safety all people working at the site and strive daily to make certain every person gets home safely. USA and the other contractors partner with Dow Safety Techs to go into the field and observe everyday job tasks and communicate their findings on how to improve safety protocols, policies and procedures. This collaborative, hands-on approach means USA is able to measure the effectiveness of their own safety protocols in action, while operating in conjunction with the client’s safety policies, on an ongoing basis.
To promote and emphasize the importance of the safety program, Dow started a monthly Traveling CAST Trophy. CAST stands for Contractors Alliance Safety Team and the USA security managers at the Seadrift site are members. The trophy is presented each month to the contractor whose employees have stepped-up and met the criteria of the CAST Organization. In October, USA received the Traveling CAST Trophy for the month of September and were recognized for their efforts in maintaining safety at the site. In November, Erik Fruits, National Account Manager for USA and John McCracken, USA area VP of Houston, celebrated the teams’ efforts towards maintaining and improving safety compliance by hosting a pizza party at the team’s monthly safety meeting.
Alton Harvey, Senior Vice President of U.S Security Associates’ National Accounts Division commented, "U. S. Security Associates, as one of the largest security companies in the world, recognizes that on-site safety is dramatically improved though collaborative partnerships with clients and other contractors. USA values the dedication of the security officers at the Dow Seadrift site for their willingness to not only meet but continually exceed and strive to improve the safety standards set forth by the client and USA."
Seadrfit Operations, the second largest Dow facility in Texas, covers 4,700 acres, employs 1,200 people and operates as one manufacturing complex with eight production plants. The plastics and specialty chemicals produced at the site are used in a variety of consumer products for everyday application. Dow is committed to ensuring the safety of its employees in every aspect of its operations.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager