Air Products South Africa has continued its safety award-winning record with recognition from NOSHCON, Africa’s premier occupational risk management event.

NOSHCON is hosted annually by NOSA, which uses this platform to give recognition to organisations and individuals as top achievers in SHEQ throughout a broad range of industries.

This year, one of the most prestigious international awards for an individual went to Nita Muller, Air Products South Africa’s Cape Town facility Supervisor.

Muller, whose responsibilities include SHEQ, Production, Distribution and Customer Service, also serves as an internal SHEQ auditor for Air Products South Africa. In an 18-year career with Air Products, she has dedicated herself to attaining excellence in her field through active leadership and personal development.

“I am honoured by the recognition of my work by the SHEQ industry, and am also inspired to continue broadening my field of expertise for the benefit of the company. I have dedicated myself to continuously improving and developing in my career, and this award is a validation of that effort,” Muller said.

She attributes her success to a number of factors, including a thorough understanding of the SHEQ process based on trends analysis; empowering fellow employees and adopting a team-oriented approach; taking ownership of the company’s programmes and systems, and a focus on continuous improvement.

“Most importantly,” she added,” is that the facility has maintained its five star Platinum rating and NOSCAR status with a zero DIFR (disabling injury frequency rating). Gaining recognition helps the entire team realise our mission to achieve operational excellence.”

Cape Town was the first of the company’s facilities to win a NOSCAR (NOSA’s highest rating) in 2003. The facility won the International Top 100 commercial company in 2006, and achieved its 10th NOSCAR in 2012.