July 13, 2010 London, U.K.
Air Products (NYSE:APD) has been honoured with four European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) Gold safety awards; their most prestigious award recognising the company’s outstanding safety performance. Among the facilities commended for an achievement of 15 years or 1 million worked hours without a lost time incident was Air Products’ Carrington (UK) facility. The company’s Hull facility (UK) also received a Bronze award, for five subsequent years without a lost time incident.
Highlighting the successful European harmonisation of Air Products’ operating standards and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) best practice, three other European facilities were presented with the Gold award; Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Pobla de Mafumet (Spain) and Siewierz (Poland). EIGA also presented Bronze awards to the company’s sites in Perlio-Fene (Spain) and Strasbourg (France).
Milan Patel, Air Products’ 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 very proud of teams at these sites for their focus and commitment to this.”
“Furthermore, we set exceptionally high benchmarks for our operational safety performance and are extremely proud of our Total Safety program; the ongoing commitment and belief that nothing is more important than safety. This internal culture is embedded in everything we do which means our people, customers, suppliers and local communities continually reap the benefits.”
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About Air Products
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 www.airproducts.com.
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