By PR Newswire, September 27, 2013, 08:00:00 AM EDT
HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power, and process industries, has been named a finalist for both the 2013 Southwest Oil & Gas award and EHS Today's America's Safest Companies award. Dresser-Rand's entries for both awards featured information about its Health, Safety and Environmental programs and initiatives.
Dresser-Rand continues to make progress toward its goal of zero injuries. Its total recordable incident rate dropped 28% from 2011 to 2012 - a significant accomplishment, as the industry average is believed to be nearly 10 times higher than Dresser-Rand's 2011 TRIR.
Peter Salvatore, Dresser-Rand's Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, said, "Safety and environmental stewardship are core values and critical considerations in everything we do. We want to be the supplier of choice amongst our clients and recognize that health and safety are core values for them as well. Safety excellence requires the same kind of discipline as quality, on-time delivery and cost reduction."
The Oil & Gas Awards celebrate the positive contributions made by upstream and midstream sector companies of the oil and gas industry in the areas of Health and Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Corporate Responsibility. The judges of the 2013 Oil & Gas Awards reviewed more than 400 entries and selected 67 finalists. Dresser-Rand was one of four finalists in Health and Safety.
Winners will be announced at the inaugural 2013 Southwest Oil & Gas Awards gala dinner at the Taste of Texas Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel and Spa in Fort Worth, TX, on October 22. The complete list of finalists is posted online at www.oilandgasawards.com.
The EHS award was founded in 2002 and more than 150 companies have been recognized for their excellence in integrating safety into their corporate culture and for their safety metrics being significantly better than their industry averages. To be considered one of America's Safest Companies, companies must demonstrate transformational EHS leadership in the form of: support from management and employee involvement; innovative solutions to safety challenges; injury and illness rates significantly lower than the average for their industries; comprehensive training programs; evidence that prevention of incidents is the cornerstone of the safety process; excellent communication internally and externally about the value of safety; and a way to substantiate the benefits of the safety process.
There were 100 applicants this year and 30 finalists have been selected. Winners of the 2013 America's Safest Companies Award will be announced at an awards ceremony on October 29 in Atlanta, GA.