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Nine IME Members Awarded Safety and Health Certificates of Excellence for 2021

Marks the Highest Number of Companies Awarded Since 2016


WASHINGTON – The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) today announced that it awarded nine of its Health Safety Award Winners Spring 2023member 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.”


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