BAAR, Switzerland, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford Canada, a Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) subsidiary, announced today that it has received the Silver Award for Canada's Safest Employer in the Oil and Gas Industry category. This marks the third consecutive year Weatherford has been recognized as one of the safest employers in the energy sector.
The Canada's Safest Employers Awards are presented by Canadian Occupational Safety magazine, a Thomson Reuters business, in recognition of Canadian companies with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers. The sixth annual awards gala recognized winners across 10 industry-specific categories. Companies were judged on a wide range of occupational health and safety (OHS) elements, including employee training, OHS management systems, incident investigation, emergency preparedness and innovative health and safety initiatives.
"This award is yet another in a series of remarkable achievements for Weatherford Canada in 2016," said David Reed, Region Vice President, Canada, at Weatherford. "By any measure — our people, our processes, our facilities, our technologies — we are a world-class organization. Everything we do is aimed at delivering the highest quality products and services to our clients."
Weatherford's culture of safety is manifest throughout the region in several ways. Among the most recent examples, two Weatherford Canada facilities have received API Specification Q2 certification, the industry's highest level of recognition for facilities that have robust quality management procedures.
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 100 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 31,000 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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