06 Oct Supreme Safety Award announced
GE Healthcare wins 2013 All Ireland Supreme Safety Award.
The 22nd Annual National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO/NISG) Safety Awards, took place on 4 October 2013 at a special ceremony in Galway which also was celebrating the 50th anniversary of NISO. The supreme safety award winner for 2013 was announced as GE Healthcare.
The Supreme Safety Award is presented to the organisation which showed a number of years of consistently good or continuously improving health and safety performance and an outstanding contribution to occupational safety, health and welfare during the previous year. The Awards are highly valued and regarded among health and safety professionals throughout the island of Ireland.
Other awards presented on the night included the safety representative and construction innovation awards. The Safety Representative of the Year Award 2013, in association with Nifast, was awarded to Deirdre Rooney of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cruiserath. The Small / Sub Contractor, Safety Innovation Award 2012, in association with the Construction Safety Partnership (CSP), was awarded to Rose Construction.
The awards, which demonstrate the positive and proactive culture of safety management in an organisation, were in association with Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Construction Safety Partnership (CSP) and Phillips 66 Ireland Ltd., while Abbott Ireland Sligo, Anderco, Bord Gais Networks, Boston Scientific Galway, Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd., Kilcawley Construction, MacNaughtonMcGregor, Roadbridge and Shell E & P Ireland Ltd. also sponsored the 50th anniversary annual conference this year.
Pauric Corrigan, NISO president, along with Priscilla Woods, NISG chair, and Lucinda Creighton, T.D., presented awards to over 100 organisations.
Over the years, the awards scheme has seen many innovations and this year was no exception with the introduction of Gold, Silver and Bronze to reflect the runners up to the Supreme Award winner. The Gold Award was won by Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. (Chemoran), the Silver Award by Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals and the Bronze by Road Maintenance Services Ltd. The formalising of the consistent high achiever award was another innovation. These awards were presented to organisations that consistently achieved a high standard safety award between 2009-2013 inclusively, representing their continuous commitment to health and safety in their organisation. Recipients of this newly formalised award include Abbott Ireland Diagnostics Division Sligo, Allergan Pharmaceutical, Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. (Chemoran), Designer Group Engineering Contractors, GE Healthcare, Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals, Northstone Materials, PM Group, Roadbridge, Sierra Support Services Group, Xerox Technology.
Expressions of interest for the 2014 safety awards can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Register so NISO / NISG can send out details of the 2014 Awards when available.
Hall of Fame – 22 years of winners of the Supreme Award
- 2013 GE Healthcare
- 2012 MSD, Brinny
- 2011 Diamond Innovations Irish Operations
- 2010 Masonite Ireland
- 2009 PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd.
- 2008 Swords Laboratories
- 2007 Baxter Healthcare Irish Manufacturing Operations
- 2006 Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- 2005 Roadbridge Ltd.
- 2004 Helsinn Chemicals Ireland Ltd.
- 2003 Bausch & Lomb Ireland
- 2002 GE Superabrasives Ireland
- 2001 Merck Sharp & Dohme (Ireland) Ltd.
- 2000 Aughinish Alumina
- 1999 Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd.
- 1998 Bausch & Lomb Ireland Sunglass Operation
- 1997 Olin Chemicals BV
- 1996 Intel Ireland Ltd.
- 1995 Janssen Pharmaceutical Limited
- 1994 Merck Sharp & Dohme Ireland
- 1993 Irish Refining plc
- 1992 Arthur Guinness & Son (Dublin) Ltd.