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Van Oord Receives IADC Safety Award

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has awarded its annual safety award to Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors bv for their company-wide program “Work Safe.”

“Work Safe presents employees with a number of questions about safety to ask themselves in order to achieve a safer working environment. For instance, what should one do – and especially not do – within the framework of safety,” said CEO Pieter Van Oord upon receiving the award.

“In the Work Safe system each individual process, for instance, anchor handling, working in and around excavations, working with gas and oxygen or procedures for lifting operations, is addressed separately and a list of instructions have been written which describes the safety issues related to that particular operation. These safety guidelines apply to dredging and marine works by Van Oord and its subcontractors. The results have been encouraging. From 2010 to the present we have already noted a decrease of on-job incidents,” Van Oord said.

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