IADC Safety Awards 2018 Now Accepting Nominations

As of February 28, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is accepting nominations for its 2018 Safety Award. Innovative ideas to improve on-the-job safety, avoid accidents and save lives should be submitted to the IADC’s Safety Committee. The registration deadline is May 31.

The IADC Safety Award is open to all companies active in the dredging industry. There is no limit to the number of submissions that can be made by any one individual or company. To submit a solution for consideration, the complete guidelines for submissions can be found at

The IADC’s Safety Committee and Board of Directors will select the winner from the submitted nominations based on the criteria set forth in the guidelines for submission. The winner will be announced at the IADC Annual General Meeting, held in September 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to receiving a bronze prize, the winner is invited to present the award-winning safety innovation in Terra et Aqua, the organization’s quarterly journal.

Five years ago, IADC established a Safety Committee of QHSE experts from its member companies to encourage the implementation of safety standards and to enable the sharing of safety practices among its members. As a result the Safety Committee developed a “Charter of Best Practices” and the Safety Award.

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The IADC Safety Award encourages the development of safety skills to heighten safety awareness on the job and rewards individuals and companies for demonstrating special diligence in safety awareness, while performing their profession. The award is a recognition of the exceptional safety performance demonstrated by a particular project, product, ship, team or employees.