The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has awarded the prestigious Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award to Matheson Tri-Gas, the largest subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso (TNSC).

The Leonard Parker Pool Awards honour the memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder and former Chief Executive of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

The awards are presented annually to participating CGA member companies that have recorded 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 (OSHA).

There are three divisions of the award based on employee exposure hours; Matheson Tri-Gas received the award for Group 2 – over 750,000 to under five million employee exposure hours.

William J. Kroll, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Matheson Tri-Gas said, “Safety is our highest priority and this award reflects the outstanding performance of all our employees. All of our teammates should be very proud of what we have accomplished and that all our hard work has been recognised.”

The award was announced in April at the Annual CGA’s Meeting of the Members.

Marc Meteyer, President of the CGA stated “It is with great pleasure that we honour those member companies who are committed to a safer industry.”