The Flowserve Pump Division (FPD) facility in Chesapeake, Va., recently celebrated its achievement of surpassing the industry safety milestone of one million hours without a lost workday accident. The celebration included a town hall meeting followed by a plant tour and a clambake.

FPD president Tom Ferguson states, “The entire management team at FPD is committed to increasing the already considerable focus on our safety efforts. A million safe hours is built by many small actions, minute by minute, by individuals who believe in Flowserve's cultural commitment to safety excellence. We're very proud of the management team and employees of Chesapeake and this remarkable accomplishment.”

The last lost workday accident at Chesapeake occurred April 4, 2001. From that time until achieving the one million work hours mark, the employees at Chesapeake worked 30 consecutive months without a lost time accident. This achievement translates into over 750 days of continuous operation with an average employment of 210 people on site. In addition, during that period, Flowserve Chesapeake reduced minor accidents by nearly 60 percent.