GBRIA recognizes Baton Rouge companies with Safety Excellence Awards


The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance has announced the winners of its 23rd Annual Safety Excellence Awards.

The awards were presented at a banquet last week at the L’Auberge Resort in Baton Rouge. Nearly 650 guests attended the event, which featured guest speaker John Jackson, host of the Discovery Channel television show Out da Bayou.

The awards program was established in 1996 to recognize excellent safety performance by contractors working in industrial facilities.

GBRIA members nominating their highest performing contractors included Air Liquide, Air Products, Americas Styrenics, BASF, CF Industries, Delek US, Eastman Chemical, Eco Services, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge, ExxonMobil Polyolefins, Formosa Plastics, Honeywell, Honeywell UOP, INEOS Oxide, Methanex, Mexichem, Nova Chemicals, Nucor Steel, Nutrien, Olin Plaquemine, Olin St. Gabriel, Occidental Chemical Convent, Occidental Chemical Geismar, Placid Refining, Renewable Energy Group (REG), Rubicon, Shell Catalyst and Technologies, Shell Chemical, Shell Convent Refinery, Solvay, Syngenta, The Dow Chemical Company, Total Petrochemical, W. R. Grace, Westlake Chemical Plaquemine, Westlake Chemical Geismar and Veolia.

The winning contract companies each year demonstrate a level of safety excellence that includes thousands and millions of hours worked without injury, a commitment by management to educate workers, and a fostered zero-incident culture.

Winning the Community Service Award was Excel; the Innovative Practice Award, Zachry Group. GBRIA’s top award, the 2019 Hal G. Ginn Safety Excellence Award, was earned by Cajun Industries LLC for the best overall performance of all of the nominees.

The Safety Excellence Awards were presented in five service categories with companies being further subdivided in each category by either Division I, Division II or Division III based on company size.

See the full list of winners.