Danos Wins NOIA Safety in Seas – Culture of Safety Award

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 10, 2014

NOIA Contact:  Nicolette Nye, (202) 465-8463 or (703) 732-0801, nicolette@nullnoia.org

Danos Contact:  Nicole Williams, (985) 693-3313, Nicole.Williams@nulldanos.com

Danos Wins NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award

Washington, D.C. – The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) today presented Danos with the 2014 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award.  Danos won the Culture of Safety Award for the company’s commitment to safety throughout the organization.  As a values-driven company, Danos is able to achieve this by establishing safety as one of its core values. The award was presented at the NOIA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

“To be consistently innovative and to consistently achieve world class safety results is possible only if innovation and safety are ingrained in the values and culture of a business.  Any operational and financial success is meaningless if we don’t succeed in safety,” said Paul Danos, Danos Executive Vice President.

With its diverse services, Danos impacts the operations of the industry throughout many phases of work for a variety of customers.  Adapting and partnering with peers to solve industry challenges, producing innovative safety programs, promoting a high performance culture and focusing on employee development are crucial elements in building the culture of safety. Steady company growth coupled with the safety performance over a sustained period of time proves Danos as an industry leader.

Hank Danos, Danos President and CEO said, “Our 67 years in business, along with a broad base of customers and employees spread around the world have positioned us to be able to have a material impact on the day to day safety of many people.  This Culture of Safety Award recognizes the efforts of many over the course of time.  The difference Danos employees make in the lives of the people in our industry is what we are most proud of as a company.”

NOIA President Randall Luthi said, “The safety culture approach to conducting operations offshore is a core value industry-wide and is highly encouraged by regulators.  I congratulate Danos on their passionate belief that their workers deserve the tools, knowledge, and support that allow them to return safely home at the end of every work day.”

Danos’ award-winning nomination was selected by a blue-ribbon panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Review Board, and an independent industry safety consultant.

Since 1978, NOIA has held the SIS awards competition to recognize those who have contributed to improving the safety of life in the offshore energy industry. Beginning this year, NOIA conferred two distinct safety awards. The Safety Practice Award recognizes specific technologies, approaches, methods or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety.  The Culture of Safety Award was added to the competition this year to honor overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable, and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time.

About Danos

For 67 years, Danos has served as a strategic partner to oil and gas operators across the globe. From production workforce, construction, coatings, fabrication to environmental services, Danos has the expertise, experience and resources to deliver consistent operating results. With more than 1,600 employees and operations offshore and in the shale plays, the world’s leading operators choose Danos. Learn more at www.danos.com. 

About NOIA

NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of both traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for the companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises over 300 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy. Learn more at www.noia.org.

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