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News ReleaseAir Products’ Ellesmere Port Facility Receives Prestigious Safety Award

April 08, 2010 London, U.K.

Air Products’ (NYSE:APD) has been honoured with the European Industrial Gases Association’s (EIGA) most prestigious safety award. Recognising the company’s outstanding safety performance, the Gold award commended their Ellesmere Port facility for achieving 30 years and 1 million worked hours without a lost time incident.

Highlighting the successful European harmonisation of Air Products operating standards and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) best practice, EIGA also presented their Perafita (Portugal) facility with a Gold award. Two further Silver awards, representing 10 years without any lost time incidents, have been presented to their facilities in Kedzierzyn (Poland) and Masalfasar (Spain). Along with Bronze awards presented to the company’s sites in Toulouse and Nantes (France) and Neuenstadt and Hattingen (Germany).

Milan Patel, Health and Safety Manager - Europe, commented: “As a responsible company, our top priority is ensuring Air Products’ operations comply fully with globally-recognised assurances of safety. We are extremely proud of the commitment and focus shown by our teams at all of the sites recognised by EIGA.

“In addition to industry standards, within our company we set extremely high benchmarks for our operational safety performance. By repeatedly meeting and building on these standards, our people, customers, suppliers and local communities continually reap the benefits.”


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Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2009, Air Products had revenues of $8.3 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

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