The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has recognised a number of industrial gas players within its 2022 Safety Award winners.

Held at the 2022 Annual Meeting, held in Naples, Florida, the awards ceremony recognised dedication to safety exhibited by both companies and individuals.

Environmental Recognition Awards

The following companies, teams and facilities were granted Environmental Recognition Awards for meeting defined criteria for environmental excellence:

  • Air Liquide for its Bécancour, Canada, green hydrogen project
  • Linde Gas and Equipment’s packaged gas business unit
  • Matheson’s packaged gas engineering and packaged gas operations

Fleet Safety Excellence Awards

The Fleet Safety Excellence Awards recognise safety performance among the industry’s bulk and cylinder delivery fleets. The awards are presented to CGA member companies with the lowest total vehicle accident frequency rates in their categories. The awards were given as follows:

  • Cylinder gas transportation for less than three million miles per year: Roberts Oxygen Company
  • Cylinder gas transportation for more than three million miles per year: Linde
  • Bulk gas transportation for less than 20 million miles per year: Roberts Oxygen Company
  • Bulk gas transportation for more than 20 million miles per year: American Air Liquide Holdings

Leonard Parker Pool Safety Awards

Each year the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Awards are presented to participating CGA member companies that recorded the greatest improvement in safety performance during the previous two years. The awards are based on the total recordable case incidence rates.

This year, the following companies were awarded:

  • Group one, with more than two million employee exposure hours: American Air Liquide Holdings
  • Group two, with two million or less employee exposure hours: Eleet Cryogenics

Safe Facility Performance Awards

The Safe Facility Performance Awards recognise US and Canadian facilities of CGA member companies that have maintained an incident-free safety performance record for a define period of time. Participating facilities are recognised at eight levels as they achieve new milestones without any lost time injuries.

This year marked the third year for the programme and the CGA received applications from more than 400 facilities.

 Winners of the Safety Performance Award at a bronze level were awarded to the following:

  • Airgas, 213 facilities
  • Matheson, 35 facilities
  • Linde, 12 facilities
  • Air Products and Chemicals, four facilities
  • American Air Liquide, three facilities
  • Roberts Oxygen, one facility

Winners of the Safety Performance Award at a silver level were awarded to the following:

  • Airgas, 47 facilities
  • Matheson, seven facilities
  • American Air Liquide Holdings, five facilities
  • Linde, four facilities
  • Air Products and Chemicals, two facilities
  • Roberts Oxygen Company, one facility

Winners of the Safety Performance Award at a gold level were awarded to the following:

  • Airgas, 29 facilities
  • American Air Liquide Holdings, 13 facilities
  • Air Products and Chemical, two facilities
  • Linde, one facility
  • Matheson, one facility
  • Roberts Oxygen Company, one facility

CGA & GAWDA Distributor Safety Awards

The CGA/GAWDA Distributor Safety Awards recognise the participating GAWDA distributor companies showing the greatest improvement in safety performance and encourages a focus on safe corporate cultures within the distributor community.

For 2022, the following GAWDA distributor members were recognised for their safety achievements:

  • More than 100,000 employee exposure hours: WestAir Gases and Equipment
  • 100,000 or fewer employee exposure hours: Northern Gases and Supplies

Charles H. Glasier Safety Award

The Charles H. Glasier Safety Award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their safety leadership in the industrial gas industry. This year’s recipient was Thomas Drube of Chart Industries, who has spent more than 30 years volunteering his expertise in service to the CGA.