The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has announced winners of its annual safety awards during the CGA’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting.

The Annual CGA Safety Awards Presentation recognised safety leaders from across the compressed gas industry in the US and Canada in the following categories.

Environmental Recognition Awards: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Carson, California); Continental Carbonic Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Matheson (Martinez, California); Linde plc.

Fleet Safety Excellence Awards, for outstanding safety performance among the industry’s bulk and cylinder delivery fleets: Cylinder Gas Transportation, Less than 3 Million Miles Per Year - Western International Gas & Cylinders, Inc.; Cylinder Gas Transportation, Over 3 Million Miles Per Year – Matheson; Bulk Gas Transportation, Less than 20 Million Miles Per Year - Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.; Bulk Gas Transportation, Over 20 Million Miles Per Year - Messer North America Inc.

Leonard Parker Pool Safety Awards, for the greatest improvement in safety performance during the previous two years and are based upon the total recordable case incidence rates as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Group I – More than 2 Million Employee Exposure Hours, Linde plc; Group II – 2 Million or Less Employee Exposure Hours, Roberts Oxygen Company, Inc.

CGA & GAWDA Distributor Safety Awards: More than 100,000 employee exposure hours - Industrial Source, Inc., of Springfield, Oregon; 100,000 or fewer employee exposure hours - Andy Oxy Company Inc., of Asheville, North Carolina.

Charles H. Glasier Safety Award, presented annually to an individual in recognition of their safety leadership in the industrial gas industry: John P. Smith of Messer North America, who has been an active participant in CGA committees for 35 years, supporting the Bulk Distribution Equipment and Standards Committee; the Carbon Dioxide Committee; the Hydrogen Technology Committee; the Natural Gas Technology Committee; and the Distribution and Fleet Safety Committee. The CGA said in a statement, “John has helped advance industry safety through his contributions to hydrogen tube trailer fire testing, rupture disc testing, and CGA connection testing. He has a good working relationship with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Transport Canada, and has played an integral role in supporting industry self-regulation by advocating for the alignment of regulatory requirements and CGA positions.”

For a full list of Safe Facility Performance Awards winners, go to the CGA website: