• Focus on Safety

Focus on Safety

Our relentless pursuit of zero injuries exists within a company-wide culture of excellence

At Plibrico, safety is a core value that acts as a cornerstone of our refractory installation and construction operations.   Every day, we demonstrate this steadfast commitment by taking extra steps, exceeding standards, and continuing to find new and innovative ways to achieve a safer, more secure, and healthier working environment for our employees.

Plibrico’s comprehensive safety programs ensure employees are protected from the hazards of the refractories industry.   Plibrico employees are trained to be aware of their personal responsibilities to ensure safety, to strive to follow best practices, to act proactively to prevent accidents and injuries, and to be prepared for emergencies that may occur in the workplace.   Ongoing safety training also equips employees to recognize a hazard and to take immediate corrective measures as needed.   We champion the mindset that all work-related injuries can be prevented.

Plibrico operates in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as our internal health and safety policies — not simply because it’s the law, but because the future of the company relies on it.   Of course, safety means fewer injuries.  But it also means Plibrico can better control expenses, as well as avoid business disruptions.   These competitive advantages result in significant cost efficiencies we pass onto our customers.

Workplace safety is not simply an issue of doing the right thing or avoiding lost-time and injury costs.   There are positive business outcomes to be gained in the form of improved customer service and satisfaction.

Rely on our National Safety Manager for expertise before and during your refractory installation

Because of its commitment to safety, Plibrico is proud to be one of a few companies in the refractories industry to invest in a full-time, on-staff National Safety Manager. Our National Safety Manager is knowledgeable of the most current safety regulations as they relate to refractory installation and construction, and is available to assist customers and employees in safety planning, training and monitoring before and during installation. As part of their responsibilities, the National Safety Manager also visits worksites to assist in assessing hazards, provide experienced oversight, research better methodologies, and help to maintain compliance with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

Plibrico’s exemplary safety record is a direct result of its robust corporate commitment. But Plibrico is not a company that’s content to rest on its past or present accomplishments. That’s why we’re always analyzing and implementing innovative new safety solutions and methods that can help bring us closer to zero incidents.

Plibrico’s Commitment to Safety

  • Safety is supported by upper management who recognize safety as core to the Plibrico culture
  • Safety is a company-wide practice expected on the job and in the lives of every employee
  • Safety training and leadership is available through our full-time Safety Manager to reinforce safety excellence
  • Safety minded supervisors manage every Plibrico project, encouraging safety best practice on the jobsite
  • Safety training is required for our workforce in job-specific safety, as well as traditional safety topics, to create an environment where every employee is empowered to take ownership of our safety culture
  • Safety meetings are regularly held to train and educate employees on the latest safety regulations, policies and procedures

  • Plibrico® Plastic Refractories

    Clay/Air Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®Super F AB 58% 2900F / 1590C SDS
    Plibrico®60 AB 58% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®80 AB 78% 3200F / 1760C SDS
    Plibrico®90 AB 90% 3400F / 1871C SDS

    Phosphate Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®55 S 54% 3000F / 1648C SDS
    Plibrico®68 S 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®68 SA 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®85 S Special 83% 3300F / 1815C SDS
    Plibrico®90 S 90% 3400F / 1870C SDS
    Plibrico®SiC 80 (80% SiC) 2700F / 1480C SDS

    (fine grain – soft)

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®SR 68 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®SR 85 83% 3300F / 1815C SDS
    Plibrico®SR 90 88% 3400F / 1870C SDS

    Plibrico HyRATE® Plastic Refractories – Gunning Grade

    Clay/Air Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®Super F AB 43% 2900F / 1595C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®60 AB 60% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®80 AB 78% 3200F / 1760C SDS

    Phosphate Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®68 S 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®85 S Special 84% 3300F / 1815C SDS