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ATN Assists Company In Achieving Outstanding Safety and Environmental Record


JX Nippon Oil and Energy is located in Childersburg, Alabama and has approximately 75 employees. This location is responsible for the company’s lubricants manufacturing and warehouse operations, specifically for their ENEOS brand of products they supply to OEM customers, a majority being Asian automotive manufacturers including Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Nissan, Infiniti, Hyundai, Kia and Mitsubishi. JX Nippon is based in Tokyo, Japan and has production facilities and offices in fifteen countries throughout the world. The company has business activities in refining and marketing of petroleum and petrochemical products; importing and selling of gas and coal; supply of electricity; and the developing, manufacturing and marketing of fuel cell, solar power generation, and storage batteries. 

The Challenge

JX Nippon Oil and Energy was concerned with meeting their goals with safety and environmental issues that were outlined in their Management System and requested assistance from the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), part of the MEP National Network™.  Primarily, they wanted to ensure that they were knowledgeable about the proper prevention, preparation for, and response and recovery from any spill of hazardous chemicals at their facility.

During the last several years, ATN has assisted JX Nippon Oil & Energy USA Inc with several Quality Systems and Environment, Health and Safety Projects.  Due, in part, to our partnership with ATN, JXNOEUSA has achieved and maintained an outstanding environmental and safety record.

— Sonya Reynolds, Plant Manager

MEP's Role

ATN delivered an 8-hour Hazwoper Refresher to fourteen employees who had already taken the Hazwoper24 hour course and wished to maintain their HAZWOPER training status.  The refresher course is required each year under the provisions of 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA's standard regulating hazardous waste operations and emergency response.  Employees were re-familiarized with concepts surrounding the safe assessment and response to chemical spills and other emergencies that have the potential for exposure to and handling of hazardous materials and situations.


Topics included HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, confined space entry, and emergency procedures.  In addition, new regulations and environmental laws pertaining to hazardous waste operations and emergency response were introduced.  

Created August 4, 2022