“A clean house is a safe house,” reads the electronic board that faces the Torrance Refinery’s (Refinery) main entrance gate. Good housekeeping is regularly practiced by employees to help safeguard everyone working at the Refinery. On August 14, employees took this philosophy to the streets to practice good housekeeping around the Refinery’s exterior fenceline on Crenshaw Boulevard, one of our namesake city’s busiest thoroughfares.

Employees donned their cloth face coverings, and with personal protective equipment in hand, practicing social distancing, they walked to Crenshaw Boulevard to begin their task. Volunteering a couple of hours of their time every other month helps promote teamwork by providing employees who have different work schedules or work in different areas of the facility opportunity to spend time together giving back to our host community.

For employees, keeping their work areas clean prevents injury and shows they care. In this case, keeping the Refinery’s external fenceline clean is about caring about the safety of those who travel that road.

This voluntary activity aligns with the City of Torrance’s current “Dare 2 Care” campaign to spread kindness instead of COVID-19. With this in mind, our employee volunteers took the opportunity to participate and accept the Dare 2 Care challenge by wearing cloth face coverings, social distancing and holding up signs as they collected trash. After all, keeping others safe is an important way to show our neighbors and passersby we care – Torrance Refining Company #dares2care! #dare2care #TORC #TORCinthecommunity