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PLANT WINS AWARD
Safety and social responsibility
The facility further leverages its
software technologies data and its
teamwork through what Keystone calls
EnviroKEY, an in-house environment
management system (EMS) used to
identify definable and implementable
continuous improvement goals.
"Our core company values are
to keep out pollution, expect 100
percent compliance, and say yes to
improvement," said Carla Prince, a
safety manager with Keystone.
A team comprised of representatives from each department annually
evaluates environmental aspects and
selects five top potential impacts.
"We share the measurable objec-
tives and targets with our employees
and contractors, and provide the
tools needed to achieve the objectives," Prince said. "We use a commercially available environmental
management software solution and
self, corporate and third-party audits
to ensure we are on track."
In 2016, the Gadsden facility accomplished the following impacts
for the related goals:
■ Process safety management
(PSM): Partnered with the
Alabama Fire College and
Personnel Standards Commission
to improve hazmat training,
received 99 percent on its corporate PSM audit and field verified
all piping and instrumentation
diagrams with drawings.
Storm Water: Installed a containment valve on a 24-inch discharge pipe, cleaned the drainage
ditch to maintain storm water
flow and conducted a spills risk
analysis which identified a vehicle fuel spill from a semitrailer.
Waste to landfill: Reduced the
waste to landfill by 290 tons.
Waste solids: Relocated a pump
closer to the primary DAF unit
and installed a VFD on that
pump to provide a slow, continuous transport of solids.
Wastewater: Increased total
phosphorus removal from 90 per-
THE VACCINE FOR
From summer heat to winter frost, the ecology of a broiler house is constantly changing, which can lead to an
increased coccidiosis challenge. The precocious strains of HATCHPAK® COCCI III vaccine induce optimum immunity
with minimal lesions.11 So, at whatever level of coccidiosis challenge, your flock can be safely protected year round.
1 Data on file.
HATCHPAK® is a registered trademark of Merial. © 2017 Merial Select, Inc. Gainesville, Georgia.
All rights reserved. Merial is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim.
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