BASF’s Chattanooga Sites Receive Tennessee Governor’s Award Of Excellence For Workplace Safety

Monday, January 22, 2018
Pictured, from left-right: L-R, Greg Brown, BASF Continuous Improvement specialist and Lindsey Foster, BASF’s Environment, Health and Safety specialist, hold the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety recognizing BASF’s Chattanooga sites
Pictured, from left-right: L-R, Greg Brown, BASF Continuous Improvement specialist and Lindsey Foster, BASF’s Environment, Health and Safety specialist, hold the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety recognizing BASF’s Chattanooga sites

The BASF sites in Chattanooga received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety by working all of 2016 without a lost time, restricted duty or medical workplace injury or illness.

The award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities.

BASF employs 130 people at two sites in Chattanooga that produce polymer dispersions that are commonly used in adhesives, carpet backing, foams, paper coatings and asphalt modifiers.

BASF qualified by employees working a minimum of 300,000 hours without a lost-time or restricted duty workplace injury or illness at both locations located on Polymer Drive and Lost Mound Drive. 




Westin Awarded The Only AAA Four Diamond Rating In Chattanooga

The Westin Chattanooga announced that it received AAA Four Diamond rating in May, making it the only hotel in Chattanooga to earn this designation. AAA admits less than seven percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected and Approved hotels across the United States onto its Four Diamond list.   According to AAA’s website, a Four Diamond hotel rating signifies a hotel ... (click for more)

25 Members Of Chattanooga Police Department Receive Damages In Settlement

25 veteran members of the Chattanooga Police Department on Friday received damages totaling $779,549.50 from the City of Chattanooga.  These officers were awarded nearly $500,000 following a jury verdict in their favor in August, 2017.  In April, the City Council voted to approve this final settlement.  As a result, the city will dismiss their appeal. ... (click for more)

Man And Woman Killed In Sunday Morning Murder/Suicide At Hixson Gas Station

A man and a woman were killed in a Sunday morning murder/homicide at a gas station in Hixson. The shooting was shortly after 10 a.m. at a Shell station at Hixson Pike and Brookaire.  Upon arrival, police located Kimberly Phillips, 48, lying in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.  Also in the same parking lot, officers located Frederick Tragresser, 47, ... (click for more)

$2,060,705 Tennessee Cash Jackpot Won In South Pittsburg Friday Night

A Tennessee Cash player in South Pittsburg won a near-record jackpot of $2,060,705 on  Friday  night. A Knoxville Powerball player won $50,000  Saturday  night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed. The  $315.3 million ... (click for more)

Brown V. Board (1954) 64 Years Late: Our Schools At A Crossroads

May 17, 1954 is a date forever etched upon the annals of American history because on that pivotal day the Supreme Court would affirm in the decision of Brown v. Board (1954). “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This ruling overturned the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Same Family Tree

When it was learned the UnifiEd Foundation was a left-wing crowd of political organizers rather than a group with the sole intent of bettering public education in Hamilton County, several other liberal groups fell under scrutiny and it is uncanny how many of the same few people are intertwined in a county of 360,000 people. Or, as one critic succinctly said, “They are all from ... (click for more)