Egyptian LNG was awarded one of the five winners of the 2009 DuPont Safety Awards.

This year eighth edition’s award recognizes companies and organizations that have undertaken outstanding initiatives towards workplace safety enhancements and accident prevention in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea).

Every year, DuPont presents the awards to five individuals, companies or organizations selected as the most deserving in one of the following categories: Performance Improvement, Innovative Approach, Visible Management Commitment, Sustainable Business Impact and Cultural Evolution. This year’s DuPont Safety Awards were presented to Danone Waters (France) for Performance Improvement, British Sugar (UK) for Innovative Approach, London Underground Limited (LUL) Nominee (UK) for Visible Management Commitment, Borealis (Austria) for Sustainable Business Impact and Egyptian LNG (Egypt) for Cultural Evolution.

“The winners of the 2009 DuPont Safety Awards recognize that growth-oriented companies have not taken their focus off of safety or SHE matters – a testament that safety is a business value and catalyst for growth,” said Koen van Neyghen, president, DuPont Safety Resources, Europe, Middle East and Africa explained during the award ceremony.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, communications, and transportation. DuPont is the authority on safe workplaces, with a proven track record in consulting and training in workplace safety and operational excellence.

Egyptian LNG is Egypt’s largest liquefied natural gas joint venture companies consisting of both local and international shareholders.  In order to ensure a safer workplace and positively influence Egyptian safety culture, ELNG developed a behavior-based safety program called Wossit (Weekly Observation Site Safety Inspection Tour program).  The Wossit program optimizes the site safety observation process by developing hazard-based observation checklists and aims to encourage safety partnerships between employees and managements. All of the data is recorded and analyzed, with weekly training sessions to monitor correction actions.