Aruba Esso news
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Title: Aruba Esso news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30-44 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd
Publisher: Lago Oil and Transport Co., Ltd.
Place of Publication: Aruba Netherlands Antilles
Creation Date: February 1984
Frequency: biweekly
Subjects / Keywords: Petroleum industry and trade -- Periodicals -- Aruba   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
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Language: Text in English and papiamento.
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1940-
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Lago Oil & Transport Co., Ltd.
Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

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VOL. 45 No. 2

Lago wins Safety Award of Honor

National safety Carncil

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Above, National Safety Council's "Award of Honor" plaque.
Lago was granted this award for operating 3.8 million em-
ployee-hours without an on-the-job disabling injury (May 6,
1982 to November 13, 1983).

Mr. Juan Yafes, General Manager of Esso Caribbean and
Central America, presents the National Safety Council's
Award of Honor to Mr. Antonio Cavallaro.

Noise and your Hearing ...

NOISE .... what is it, really?

Simply put, noise is unwanted sound. Technically, it is a
form of vibration which may be conducted through
solids, liquids or gases. It is a form of energy in the air....
invisible vibrations that enter the ear and create a
sensation. Almost every conceivable kind of sound can,
at one time, be welcome and at another time be disliked.

HEARING LOSS .... what are the signs?
Continuous exposure to high noise can cause hearing
loss. Normally, this can be a long process which may go
unnoticed for several years. Some of the first signs of
hearing problems are: ringing in the ears: asking people
to repeat what they have said; others complaining that
you are talking too loud or that the radio or TV set is
blaring; "cupping" the hand to the ear and, finally lip-
Several areas in the Lago refinery are designated as high
noise areas based on readings taken with the aid of a

precision sound measuring instrument. Decibels (dBA)
are the units that measure the loudness of sound. If the
noise exceeds the 85 dBA level, hearing protection
should be used to avoid damage to your hearing.
EAR PROTECTION .... how does Lago protect its
employees against hearing loss?
Noise level surveys are conducted periodically, and
employees are informed of the need to wear ear
protection when necessary. In the high noise areas in the
refinery a sign "Use Ear Protectors" is posted.
Employees, contractors and visitors must wear ear
protection at all times while in these areas.
Ear plugs and muffs are available at the Central Tool
Room and also in all field offices.

Your hearing is one of your most precious possessions.
You need it for learning, for communication, for safety
and for pleasure. Protect it by wearing ear plugs in noisy
areas. Use ear protection as though your hearing
depended on it because IT DOES!




a aa Editor: Mrs. Cornelia Sloterdijk
J STranslation to Papiamento by: Mr. G.W. Bosse
Lago Oil & Transport Co.. Ltd. Photographs by: Joe's Photography Service
SPrinter: Verenigde Antilliaanse Drukkerijen N.V.

Boroto y bo

Oido ...
BOROTO .... ta kiko e ta, verdaderamente?
BisA facilmente, boroto ta un zonido no desea.
Technicamente, e ta un forma di vibracion cu por wordo
conduct door di solidonan, liquidonan y gasnan: E ta
un forma di energia den aire .... vibracionnan invisible
cu ta drenta den orea y ta crea un sensacion. Casi cada
tipo di zonido cu ta wordo tendi por wordo gustA un
biaha y disgustA un otro biaha.
PERDIDA DI OIDO .... kiko ta e indicacionnan?
Contacto continue cu boroto fuerte por causa perdida di
oido. Normalmente, esaki por ta un process largo cu por
continue pa various afia sin wordo notA. Algun di e
indicacionnan di problema cu oido ta oreanan cu ta
"ring"; pidi hende pa ripiti loke nan a bisa; otronan ta
keha cu bo ta papia much duro of cu volume di radio
of television ta hopi halto; "cup" man tras di orea y,
finalmente, lesamento di lip.

Guillermo Tromp and Haime Thijsen, both of Fuels, using
two different types of ear muffs in a high noise area in the

Varios areanan den e refineria di Lago ta design como
areanan cu boroto fuerte basic ariba indicacionnan cu a
wordo obteni cu e ayudo di un instrument di precision
cu ta midi zonido. Decibelnan (dBA) ta e unidadnan cu
ta midi con duro e zonido ta. Si e zonido ta mas halto cu e
nivel di 85 dBA, protection pa oido mester wordo uzA pa
evita daho di bo oido.
PROTECCION DI OREA .... con Lago ta proteha su
empleadonan contra perdida di oido?
Inspeccionnan pa nivelnan di zonido ta wordo haci
periodicamente, y empleadonan ta wordo informa
tocante e necesidad di bisti protection pa orea ora ta
Den e areanan den refineria unda cu tin boroto hopi
fuerte, tin un borchi poni cu ta bisa "Use Ear
Proctectors" ("Uza Protectornan pa Orea").
Empleadonan, contratistanan, y bishitantenan mester
bisti protection pa orea durante henter e tempo cu nan

ta den areanan aki. "Plug"nan pa orea y "ear muff"nan
ta obtenible na e Central Tool Room y tambe na tur e
oficinanan den "field."

Bo oido ta un di bo posesionnan mas precioso. Bo tin
mester di dje pa sifia, pa comunica, pa seguridad y pa
placer. Protehe door di bisti "plug"nan pa orea den
areanan unda cu tin boroto fuerte. Uza protection pa
orea como si fuera bo oido ta depend di dje pasobra e ta
depend di dje.

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Mr. Antonio Cavallaro, Lago's General Manager, cuts the
ribbon to officially inaugurate the renovated Storehouse.
Present are Storehouse employees and colleagues from
Mechanical, Technical and Controller's who had helped to
make the renovation possible, in record time.

Joaquin Croes proudly displays the original painting of the
January Esso News cover which was given to him by
members of the Management Committee as one of his
retirement gifts. For more than 40 years, Joaquin was a
symbol of man's dedication to his job. In 1943 he started with
Lago as a Messenger "B" in the then Industrial Relations
Department and he was acting Process Manager at the time
of his retirement. Joaquin served on numerous committees
and was a member of various CWA negotiating teams and a
long standing member of the SOC. Now he is enjoying a well-
earned retirement. Pabien, Joaquin, and muchas gracias!




Teodoro Tromp
Shift Supervisor

Tirso F. Felix
Shift Supervisor

Jose M. Yarzagaray
Shift Supervisor

Federico F. Lacle
Shift Supervisor

Juan E. Croes
Shift Supervisor


David Mendes Nelson Goeloe
Technician 3 Technician 3
Technical Technical

Tia Keng Lee
Supv. Printing Plant

Irmin Kingsale
Supv. Matl's Disp./Opers.

New faces
Rosalena Wong comes to Lago 1IP Bernardo A. Lanoy is a graduate
S with a B.A. degree in of the University of the
Accounting from St. Leo's C Netherlands Antilles and holds
College. a B.S. degree in Electrical
Welcome f Engineering.

SAdministrative Dept. Technical Dept. j



The refurbished Esso Club Soda Bar was opened on February
10. This facility now offers a wide choice of lunches to our
employees in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.

Captain Henry H. Hooyer, who recently left Aruba after a
two-year assignment mainly to train pilots here, proudly
presents a copy of a book written by him on the art of
shiphandling to Operation Manager Bob.Naugle.
Captain Hooyer graduated from Nautical College,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1947. After a seafaring
career of twelve years, he became involved in shiphandling
as harbor master in West New Guinea, as a harbor pilot at
Aruba, as a mooring master at Sidon, Lebanon, and as a
senior harbor pilot at Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. He also
taught for two years at the Shiphandling Training Center in
Grenoble, France.






Program ...

"Man of the Year" is a familiar term in the Aruban
Community, but "Officer of the Year" may raise many a
query. Nonetheless, Lago's Industrial Security
Department now proudly boasts an "Officer of the
Year" in the person of Ronald N. Leito.
In 1983, the Industrial Security Department initiated an
Outstanding Officer Program which is designed to
stimulate professional development, individually and
collectively, and to recognize top officer performance.
Quarterly, three officers are selected as candidates based
on recommendations provided by the shift lieutenants.
These officers are then interviewed by an Oral Review
Board consisting of the Security Administrator, the
Security Captain and one management member from
another department, usually a manager. The candidates
are examined in subjects covered in the Industrial
Security Manual and in general practical work habits.
The one who performs best in this interview becomes the
Officer of the Quarter and receives a plaque which finds
a home in the Industrial Security Headquarters. Officer
Leito captured not only the "Officer of the Quarter" title
but was also chosen "Officer of the Year."
With this Program, Industrial Security provides its
personnel with an incentive for motivation, enthusiasm,
dedication .... in one word: High Performance.

Program di e

Official cu ta

Sobresali ...
"Homber di Afia" ta un termino familiar den e
Comunidad Arubiano, pero "Oficial di Afia" ta algo cu
no ta much conoci. Sinembargo, Lago su
Departamento di Seguridad Industrial awor
orguyosamente ta anuncia e "Oficial di Afia" den e
persona di Ronald N. Leito.
Na 1983, e Departamento di Seguridad Industrial a

General Manager A. Cavallaro presents engraved plaque to
Ronald N. Lelto while Security Administrator Bill Crenshaw
and Captain Frederick Brooks look on.

inicia un Programa di Oficialnan Sobresaliente cu ta
diseria pa stimula desaroyo professional, individualmente
y colectivamente, y pa reconoce e official cu ta cumpli
mihor cu su trabao.
Cada trimester, tres official ta wordo select como
candidatonan, basa ariba recomendacionnan cu ta
wordo duna door di e tenientenan di warda. E oficialnan
aki ta wordo entrevista door di un "Oral Review Board"
cu ta consisti die Administrador di Seguridad, e Capitan
di Seguridad y un miembro di gerencia di un otro
departamento, normalmente un manager. E
candidatonan ta wordo examine den topiconan cu ta
wordo cubri den e Manual di Seguridad Industrial y den
costumbernan general y practice di trabao. Esun cu sali
for di e entrevista como esun mihor, ta bira "Olicial di
Trimester" y ta ricibi un placate cu ta haya su lugar den
e oficina principal di e Departamento di Seguridad
Industrial. Official Leito a capture no solamente e titulo
di "Oficial di Trimester", sino tambe a wordo scohi
como "Oficial di Aia."
Cu e program aki, Seguridad Industrial ta ofrece na su
personal un incentive pa motivation, entusiasmo,
dedicacion .... cu poco palabra: trabao di calidad halto.

Reducing Costs

Keeping costs at a minimum is always important to a
healthy organization, but cutting costs durng this
difficult transition period is not only important, it is
essential if we are to improve our competitive position
and insure gainful employment. With this in mind, there
can be no doubt that each employee should set his own
personal cost reduction goal. To assist you in this, we
offer the following tips:

* First of all, recognize that costs can be cut
SIdentify unnecessary costs.
* Develop and contribute constructive ideas.
* Relate cost reduction ideas to your supervisor.
* Assist in cost reduction activities.

Reduciendo gastonan

Tene gastonan na un minimo semper ta important pa
un organization sano, pero reduction di gasionan
durante e period dificil di transition no solamente ta
important pero tambe esencial si nos kier mehora nos
position competitive y sigurA empleo ventahoso.
Teniendo cuenta cu esaki no por tin duda cu cada
empleado mester pone su mesun meta pa reduci
gastonan. Pa asisti bo den esaki, nos ta ofrece c siguiente

* Prome cu tur cos, reconoce cu gastonan por word
* Identifica gastonan innecesario.
* Desaroya y contribui na ideanan constructive.
SConta bo supervisor tocante ideanan pa reduce
* Asisti den actividadnan cu ta reduci gastonan.
* Mas cu tur cos. SEA CONSCIENCE DI




Alwin H. Sluer -
Car Stereo

Deonisio Henriquez -
35 mm Camera

Darren Antonie Isildo Kelly -
Ice Chest Clock Radio

Ephraim I. Giel -
13" Color T.V.

William Woodley -
Gift Certificate

Mario Kelly -
Gift Certificate

Luis H. Rasmijn -
Vacuum Cleaner

Joseph R. Caton Wall Clock

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NOTE: Not shown is Joseph C. Peterson who won a Juice Extractor.












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Papiando di

Salud ...
Pa Dr. Larry Crook

Den un esfuerzo pa determine algun di e
irregularidadnan medico mas comun den nos grupo di
empleadonan, nos stall medico recientemente a complete
un revision di c archivo medico di cada empleado na
Lago. Ata aki e resultadonan ....
E irregularidad chronic aki, cual ta asocia cu un riesgo
grand pa malesa di curazon. bloqueo di adernan cu ta
hiba sanger pa c sesonan y fayo di rifionnan ta word
encontra den uno di cada cuatro empleado di Lago.
Comemento di hopi salo, falta di ehercicio, presion. y
especialmente gordura ta causanan importance di
hipertension. Tratamento ta involvi correccion di e
causanan aki y tumamento di remedi.
Diabetes Mellitus
E malesa aki, den cual tin much sucu den sanger, ta
wordo encontra den cinco porciento die empleadonan di
Lago. E tipo mas comun aki ta diabetes Tipo II.
Normalmcnie. c ta cumin/a na edad adult, ta asocia cu
gordcura no ta irqueri injeccionnan di insulina.
Tratamento ta envolvi cambiamento di dieta,
bahamento di peso. y tunma remedi si ta necesario.
E irrcgularidad medico aki ta alarmantemente comun
centre nos cmplcadonan. Sesenta-y-cinco porciento di e
(nnplcadonan masculino y cuarenta porciento di esnan
tcmenino ta pisa mas cu nan pesonan ideal. Esaki kier
mccn cu cada empleado ta carga un peso promedio di 18
liber extia. ci tun total di 9 ton di peso dimas! Gordura ta
condlci na hipertension, diabetes, enfermedad di
curiazon \ bloqueo di adernan cu ta hiba sanger pa e
sesonan; e ta haci otro irregularidadnan chronic,
mancra arthritis y dolor di lomba, hopi mas pio.
Problemanan di lomba y ligamentonan
E grupo di malesanan aki ta basta comun, especialmente
entire hcndenan di edad a\ansa \ cu ta pisa dimas. Trinta
poiciento di nos empleadonan tin dolor di lomba
chronic! E ligamentonan cu mas ta wordo alecta ta
rudiyanan. heupnan y enkelnan.
Sorprendentemente, 37 porciento di empleadonan
masculine y 20 porciento di esnan femenino ta huma.
Mas preocupante ainda ta e proporcion halto di e
empleadonan masjoven cu ta huma. Humamento ta un
di e cosnan mas malo cu un persona por haci pa su salud.
E ta asocia cu enfermedad di curazon, malesa di
pulmonnan, y por 1o menos tres diferente tipo di cancer.
Irregularidadnan di wowo
Pterygium. cual ta un crecemento benigno ariba e parti
blanco di wowo ta basta comun akinan, y ta wordo hafia
cerca 20 porciento di e empleadonan. Glaucoma, cual ta
wordo causa door di aumento di pression paden di e
wowo, tambe ta basta comun.
Kiko nos ta sifia di loke a wordo menciona .... cu mayoria
di e problemanan medico comun cu nos ta topa akinan,
por wordo prevent of modifica.

Notanan di Dr. Larry Crook: "Cosnan mas important
cu tur hende por haci pa mantene un bon salud ta come
apropiadamente, mantene un bon peso di curpa, haci
ehercicio regularmente, come menos salo y evita

Health Corner
By Dr. Larry Crook
In an effort to determine some of the most common
medical disorders in our employee group, our medical
stall recently completed a review of the medical record of
every employee at Lago. Here are the results ....
Hypertension ....
This chronic disorder, which is associated with a high
risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure, is found
in one out of every four Lago employees. A high salt
intake, lack of exercise, stress, and especially obesity,
are important causes of hypertension. Treatment
involves correcting these causes, and taking medication.
Diabetes Mellitus ....
This disease, in which there is too much sugar in the
blood, is found in five percent of Lago employees. The
most common type here is Type II diabetes. It usually
begins in adulthood, is associated with obesity, and does
not require insulin shots. Treatment involves changing
the diet, losing weight, and taking medications if needed.
Obesity ....
This medical disorder is alarmingly common among our
employees. Sixty five percent of the male and forty
percent of the female employees are above their ideal
weights. This means that, on the average, every
employee is carrying eighteen extra pounds, for a total of
nine tons of excess weight! Obesity leads to hypertension,
diabetes, heart disease and stroke; it makes many other
chronic disorders, such as arthritis and back pain, much
Back and Joint Problems ....
This group of diseases is quite common, especially
among the older, overweight employees. Thirty percent
of our employees have chronic back pain! The joints
most commonly involved are the knees, hips, and ankles.
Smoking ....
Surprisingly, 37 percent of male employees and 20
percent of the females smoke. Even more worrying is the
high proportion of younger employees who smoke.
Smoking is one of the worst things a person can do for
his/her health. It is associated with heart disease, lung
disease, and at least three different kinds of cancer.
Eye Disorders ....
Pterygium, which is a benign growth on the white part of
the eye, is quite common here, seen in twenty percent of
employees. Glaucoma, which is caused by increased
pressure inside the eye, is also quite common.
What do we learn from the above .... that most of the
common medical problems found here can be prevented,
or modified.
Notes Dr. Larry Crook: "Important things everyone can
do to maintain good health are to eat properly, maintain
a good body weight, exercise regularly, decrease the
intake of salt, and avoid cigarettes."





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