The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) reported Wednesday that its Safety in Seas (SIS) award recipients for 2020 are Danos and Oceaneering (NYSE: OII).
An independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and an industry safety consultant evaluated the award-winning entries, NOIA noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. The organization, which has held the SIS competition since 1978, pointed out that Danos won the SIS Safety Practice Award and Oceaneering the SIS Culture of Safety Award. Thirteen companies submitted 14 applications for the two SIS award categories, NOIA added.
“The congratulations to Oceaneering and Danos is well-earned,” remarked NOIA President Erik Milito. “Safety is a core value of the offshore industry, and Oceaneering and Danos exemplify this dedication to keeping workers and the environment safe.”
According to NOIA, the Safety Practice Award highlights “specific technologies, approaches, methods or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety.” In contrast, the Culture of Safety Award “honors overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time,” added NOIA.
“We are honored to have won NOIA’s 2020 Safety Practice Award for our Liberty E-ROV resident subsea vehicle,” commented Oceaneering President and CEO Rod Larson. “The Liberty vehicle is remote controlled from shore, which means ROV pilots and other related personnel do not need to be physically present at offshore installations, taking workers out of harm’s way. The vehicle’s battery-operated power supply coupled with its ability to conduct missions without a dedicated vessel ensures that the industry can further reduce its environmental footprint.”
NOIA pointed out that Danos garnered the Culture of Safety Award for implementing behavior-based safety programs and innovations. The organization explained that Danos has used virtual reality to enhance worker training and augmented reality to improve work processes. In addition, it stated that Danos employees recorded a Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.11 – a company best – while logging a record 8.9 million man-hours – 35 percent greater than the previous high.
“We have been developing our safety program and culture for 73 years,” said Danos Owner Executive Paul Danos. “While our company has grown, and our service offerings have evolved, one thing that has remained constant is putting people and their safety first. Our safety team is second to none, but every Danos employee plays a role in contributing to our safety culture on a daily basis.”
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