Fire Safety

Goodyear is committed to reducing the risk of fires at our locations by investing in structural improvements that complement our fire protection programs. Mitigation of risks brings our facilities closer to Highly Protected Risk (HPR) Status, an insurance industry term used to describe a property that is judged to have a lower chance of catastrophic loss due to a fire. Facilities with HPR status have a demonstrated commitment to loss prevention, superior construction, and equipment and processes that depend on human interaction and execution. While HPR is not required by law, investment in a superior level of fire protection helps protect our people and our operations.

Spill Prevention and Containment

Zero is our goal when it comes to releases to the environment and our performance in recent years is nearing that objective. Critical to our success is adherence to our global company standard that governs all material storage, transfer and handling. It requires all facilities to have proper containment for all tanks, containers and equipment, as well as during material loading and unloading.

The company standard requires regular inspection of all containment areas, including pipes, hoses and connections, with the goal of identifying and fixing any potential deviations. Our thorough preventive maintenance programs help to ensure all equipment parts that could cause a release, such as valves or flanges, are exchanged before they reach their end of life.

In addition to our global company standard, we conduct internal audits and vulnerability studies and adhere to Goodyear’s Management of Change process to identify any future risks that may result in a spill or release.

FROM OUR REGION IN NORTH AMERICA

Members of the Level 1 Fire Brigade from Goodyear’s plant in Lawton, Oklahoma, perform a confined space rescue drill at the plant as part of their quarterly training.