SEACOR Marine Sweeps NOIA SIS Awards
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) today presented SEACOR Marine with the 2015 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award and Safety Practice Award. This is the first time the same company has won awards in the same year. NOIA added the Culture of Safety award to the competition in 2014.
SEACOR Marine won the Culture of Safety Award for their safety culture model which spurred a seven year trend of declining total number of Lost Time Incidents, Medical Treatment Incidents, and Pollution Incidents reaching Goal Zero for 2014 – that’s a Total Recordable Incident Rate of zero.
The Safety Practice Award was presented to SEACOR Marine for their behavior-based safety program PAUSE, which is short for Prevent Accidents Use Safety Equipment. The awards were presented at the NOIA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
“We are truly honored to receive these distinguished awards from such a well-respected organization as NOIA. 2014 was a remarkable year in terms of our HSE performance and achieving our Goal Zero. With a series of initiatives, such as PAUSE coaching and Risk Tolerance Awareness supporting SEACOR Marine’s “Four Pillars of Safety”, we strive to continue improving our safety culture because no job is too important to sacrifice safety,” said John Gellert, President of SEACOR Marine.
SEACOR Marine offers a comprehensive suite of support services including crew transportation, platform supply, offshore accommodation, maintenance support, standby safety services and anchor handling and mooring capabilities in both shallow and deepwater environments around the globe. SEACOR Marine's reputation for professionalism and successful partnering with its customers has put it at the forefront of marine support providers. SEACOR Marine is dedicated to building innovative, modern, “next generation,” efficient marine equipment while providing highly responsive service with the highest safety standards and dedicated professional employees.
NOIA President Randall Luthi said, "Even during tough times brought on by collapsing commodity prices, safety remains the number one goal of our members.The competition for NOIA Safety in Seas Awards was tough this year, and all entrants deserve recognition for their dedication to safe operations.The safety culture approach to conducting operations offshore is a core value industry-wide and is highly encouraged by regulators. I congratulate SEACOR Marine 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.”
SEACOR’s award-winning entries were selected by a 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 in 2014, 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 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.