The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) awarded nine of its member companies with a Safety and Health Certificate of Excellence. The announcement marks the highest number of IME Companies to receive the prestigious award in the last nine years.
The Safety and Health Certificate of Excellence has been given annually since 2002 to IME member companies with a total recordable incidents rate (TRIR) better than the average rate achieved by the chemical manufacturing industry overall.
“I want to congratulate each of these companies for their commitment to creating a safe working environment,” said IME President Clark Mica. “The commercial explosives industry is committed to the safe manufacture, transport, distribution, and use of commercial explosives, and these companies we’re recognizing today are proven leaders in the safety movement of our industry.”
The IME member companies receiving this annual award include Hunting Titan, Inc; Orica USA; MP Associates, Inc.; Nelson Brothers; Austin Powder Company; Dyna Energetics; Dyno Nobel; GEODynamics; and Halliburton’s Jet Research Center.
“Reducing accidents and keeping our workforce safe is the highest priority of the commercial explosives industry,” said Carl Byrd of Dyno Nobel and chairman of IME’s Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee. “I’m pleased to recognize these nine companies as safety innovators in the commercial explosives industry.”
The Institute of Makers of Explosives’ mission is to promote the safe and secure manufacture, transport, distribution, and use of commercial explosives. For over 100 years, the Institute has represented U.S. manufacturers of commercial explosives and other companies that distribute commercial explosives or provide related products and services. Each year, an average of three million metric tons of commercial explosives are consumed in the United States and are essential to energy production, communications, technology manufacturing, highway and building construction, the healthcare delivery system, food, and the manufacturing of nearly all metals and mineral products. If you use or consume it, explosives make it possible.