Danos Wins NOIA Safety in Seas "Culture of Safety Award"

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Danos was awarded the Culture of Safety Award for the company’s commitment to safety throughout the organization.

Many companies talk about safety – they hold meetings, write policies and hang posters. At Danos, safety is more than an agenda item at a meeting or a project to complete; it’s a 67-year-old pledge to provide safe work environments for their over 1,700 employees.

That long-term commitment to creating a company-wide safety culture has put Danos in the national spotlight and garnered the company safety awards from the U.S. Department of Interior, Chevron North America and ExxonMobil.

Earlier this month, Danos representatives traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive their most recent award, the National Ocean Industries Association’s (NOIA) Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award. Danos is the first company to receive the award that NOIA established to recognize overall organizational immersion in and commitment to safety, which has resulted in remarkable, measurable and sustained safety performance over a prolonged period of time.

“This award is the result of our employees’ unwavering commitment to safety and compassion for their coworkers,” Hank Danos, president and CEO said.

Danos was selected to receive the prestigious NOIA Culture of Safety Award by a blue ribbon panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, National Academy of Sciences Transportation Review Board, and an independent industry safety consultant.

The Danos safety culture is rooted in ongoing, open dialog between employees and management. From daily discussions and weekly conference calls, to monthly meetings and quarterly safety forums, it’s evident that safety is the top priority for the Danos team.

“We’re always looking for creative ways to keep the lines of communication open and the safety discussion going,” Paul Danos, executive vice president, said. “We’ve developed an online system that provides employees a way to share information and report any potential safety concerns. It’s just another way we look out for one another’s safety, 24/7.” Click here to read full press release.