Oilfield servicer Danos has received the 2020 Workforce Innovator of the Year Award from the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). The group says the award honors organizations “that have provided substantial innovations or contributions to workforce development in Louisiana. The award recognizes those who have excelled in creating, implementing or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development initiative.”

“Danos is honored to receive this recognition by LABI,” says owner Paul Danos. “Danos has always been intentional about creating a culture that supports overall business goals and objectives. Part of that is focusing on process improvement by embracing technology to advance worker training and competency.”

In a release, Danos says it also receive the 2020 Culture of Safety award from the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). According to NOIA, Danos was recognized for “establishing an institutional safety culture through behavior-based safety programs and innovations like virtual reality to enhance worker training and augmented reality to improve work processes.”

The award came following the company’s best total recordable incident rate (TRIR) of 0.11, while logging a record 8.9 million-man hours in 2019, a 35% increase over the previous high of 6.6 million-man hours.

“We have been developing our safety program and culture for 73 years,” Danos says. “While our company has grown, and our service offerings have evolved, one thing that has remained constant is putting people and their safety first. Our safety team is second to none, but every Danos employee plays a role in contributing to our safety culture daily.”

Danos announced other safety leadership recognition for the year, including being one of three finalists for the Center for Offshore Safety’s 2020 Safety Leadership Award and, for the fifth time, being named one of the LSU100, Louisiana State University’s annual list of the 100 fastest-growing LSU graduate-led businesses.

Danos, founded in 1947, is a family-owned and managed oilfield service provider based in Gray, Louisiana. It has served the Permian and Delaware basins since 2012. The company has 13 service lines, including automation, coatings, construction, fabrication, instrumentation and electrical, mechanical maintenance, production workforce, project management, regulatory compliance, scaffolding, shorebase and logistics, specialized consultants and valve wellhead. It has offices in Houston; Lafayette, Louisiana; and the Permian Basin. For more information, visit www.danos.com.