Dresser-Rand wins US Gulf supplier safety award

Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power, and process industries, was selected as a winner of the 2013 Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Award for its Health, Safety and Environmental programs and initiatives, the company announced on Monday.

“Our employees are our most valued asset and we are committed to their well-being,” said Vincent R. Volpe Jr., Dresser-Rand CEO. “Safety is a core, critical company value. Our total recordable injury rate for 2013 was 0.38 -- a great result and one of which we are extremely proud.”

The Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Awards celebrate the positive contributions made by upstream and midstream sector companies of the oil and gas industry that demonstrate advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility, and health and safety. 

The judges of the 2013 Oil & Gas Awards reviewed more than 400 entries and selected 75 finalists. Dresser-Rand was one of four finalists in the health and safety category.

“This recognition elevates our commitment to becoming an operationally excellent company without injuries,” said Peter Salvatore, Dresser-Rand’s chief safety officer. 

“We have a culture at Dresser-Rand where together we hold safety discussions with our employees to ensure that we minimize at-risk behaviors and watch each other’s back," he added. "Our ultimate goal is to eliminate workplace injuries through disciplined processes, execution and employee empowerment and engagement.”

In 2013, Dresser-Rand was selected as one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today magazine and won the 2013 Southwest Oil & Gas Award for Health and Safety Excellence. 

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