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ASSE Kuwait Chapter recognizes winners of ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Awards
May 18, 2017, 4:21 pm
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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Kuwait Chapter is a premier voluntary, non-profit, Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) professional organization, which strives to provide professional guidance, training, consultancy and resources to the HSE Professionals, industrial and social sectors in the region.

American Society of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter organises ASSE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) HSE Excellence Award annually to recognize and honour the private sector companies for their leadership, excellence and exceptional performance in the field of Health, Safety and Environment in the Gulf Region. The award program 2017 was launched on 25 January inviting applications from the Private sector organizations in GCC countries and it concluded with a grand award presentation ceremony on 2 May at Hilton Resorts Kuwait. The ASSE GCC HSE Excellence award 2017 Program was patronized by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), endorsed by IADC, CCPS and supported by IOSH, BCSP.

The award ceremony started with a welcome address by CH. Rama Krushna Chary, President ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He briefed about the Chapter activities, its objectives and achievements along with the background of the ASSE GCC Award program. He mentioned that Kuwait Chapter has pioneered the annual award program for the 9th time successfully. He congratulated all award winning companies for showing their extraordinary performance and management commitment towards HSE. He thanked all ASSE volunteers and supporting and endorsing organizations for making this program a grand success. Bader Al Hadhrami, Member ASSE Kuwait Chapter, facilitated the award ceremony inauguration.

Eng. Fadhel Al-Ali, Chairman of ASSE-Kuwait Chapter in his address highlighted the significance of this award program and the value each company is giving to this award, which showcases successful business models from each organization that uphold HSE as a business value. He briefed on theme ‘You Perform We recognize’ and congratulated the winning companies. He appreciated all the Award program organizing committee members for putting their best efforts to make this program a grand success.

Naser Alhabab, Team Leader, KPC delivered the chief guest speech on behalf of the Nisar Al Adsani, CEO, KPC. He congratulated all the award winning companies and appreciated the initiatives of ASSE Kuwait Chapter for promoting the HSE performance in private sector companies in the GCC region through this award program. He highlighted the importance of HSE and the current HSE challenges faced by the contractors within the Oil Sector & Other Industries in this region.

Jignesh Shah Director, ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award program 2017 briefed on the Award program 2017. He briefed about the award categories, criteria and evaluation process of the award followed to evaluate the HSE management System of the participating companies. He appreciated the participation of companies and thanked them for overwhelming response comparing to previous year, rise in the applications were about 28 percent this year. He said that, this recognition program certainly adds value to the companies and motivate them to improve their HSE performance year after year. He also conveyed that GCC HSE Excellence award program was much appreciated by the adjudication panel judges from the ASSE, US. The briefing was followed with video messages from the respected members of Adjudication Panel and Endorsing Agencies. The video capsule featured messages from Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH, ASSE President, Jay Brakensiek, CSP, Administrator, ASSE Environment Practice Specialty, Ashok Garlapati, ASSE Global Region Vice President and Shakeel H. Kadri Executive Director, CCPS, American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He congratulated and thanked participating companies for their overwhelming response to the award program. He also thanked KPC management for patronizing GCC HSE Excellence Award 2017 and their continuous support to the ASSE, Kuwait Chapter.

Adivi Bala Srikanth, Former Director ASSE-GCC HSE Excellence Award and a Senior Member of ASSE Kuwait Chapter and Mr Raja Sekar, Member of ASSE Kuwait Chapter facilitated complete award ceremony.

The event witnessed the launch of 9th International Health Safety Security Environment & Loss Prevention Professional Development Conference & Exhibition, 28 – 29 November 2017 in Kuwait. The launching  was done by Eng. Fadhel Al Ali Chairman, ASSE Kuwait Chapter and Mohammad Riaz Shareef, Director, 9th ASSE PDC 2017 briefed on the program. 

A total of 45 private sector companies from GCC Countries including Kuwait, Oman, UAE participated by submitting award applications and 82 awards were presented during the ceremony for the winners.

The awards were presented to the winning companies by the Guests of the evening . Naser Alhabab, KPC, Ali  Al Failakawi, Manager, HSE , KOC , Ali Al Kshawe, Manager HSE, KNPC,  .  Yousef Al-Qallaf, TL, Health & Environment,  KOC , . Fahad Al-Dhamen, Team Leader HSE D&T, KOC, . 82 Mohammed H. Al- Koot, Team Leader, Safety, SHU, KNPC

The event was concluded with closing address by Muhammad Alamgir, CSP, CRSP, CMIOSH, Vice President, ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He thanked the participating companies, KPC for the patronage, KOC for being the Annual Partner for ASSE Kuwait Chapter, KNPC for promoting this award program among their business partners, Endorsing & Supporting bodies and Organizing Committee members for the successful event. After the award ceremony, Eng. Fadhel Ali, Chapter Chairman and CH. Rama Krushna Chary, Chapter President recognized ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award organizing committee members by presenting the mementos.

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