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IADC Accepting Submissions for Safety Award

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is taking submission for its annual safety award. The IADC Safety Award seeks to encourage the development of on-the job safety skills and safety awareness; make the work environment safer; reward people and companies who make it possible to work more safely; and honor those who demonstrate special diligence in safety awareness in performing their professions.

IADC members have always been committed to reducing the number of industry accidents and incidents to zero. But in 2009 they took their commitment a step further and established the Lost Time Injury (LTI) index. This index has helped track accidents and incidents and their causes, and has resulted in a continuous decline of mishaps amongst dredging contractors since its inception. In 2013, IADC formed the Safety Committee, which established the annual award.

The IADC safety award seeks to identify the exceptional safety performance of a particular project, product, ship, team or employee. The award is open to all companies active in the dredging and related industry. Companies may submit multiple nominations, but each submission requires that a separate registration form be completed. Nominations must be supported by a document that describes the details of the accomplishments. The identified work should be described and supported with evidence by means of safety record(s), objectives reached and other relevant information.

Submissions are due by May 31. The IADC board of directors will present the award at the IADC Annual General Meeting in September 2017 in Marseille, France.

For more information, visit IADC’s website http://www.iadc-dredging.com/.

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