6th Annual COS Safety Leadership Award

A central tenet of COS’ mission is sharing of lessons learned and good practices from successful, existing safety programs to enhance the collective knowledge of the industry and improve performance.

One way to promote this sharing has been to recognize those operators and contractors who are willing to share processes and practices that have made a difference in their safety performance. The vision for this program is to encourage and reward outstanding contributions to improving safety management through leadership, communication, and teamwork by industry participants. We encourage all companies with operations in the U.S. offshore oil and gas industry to submit a nomination. Winners will be selected in both the operator and contractor categories.

The top three ranked nominees for each award will be asked to present at the COS Forum on September 18 and 19, 2019. The winners will then be announced at a luncheon on the second day of the COS Forum.


About the Center for Offshore Safety

The Center for Offshore Safety (COS) is an industry sponsored group focused exclusively on offshore safety on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Center serves the US offshore oil & gas industry with the purpose of adopting standards of excellence to ensure continuous improvement in safety and offshore operational integrity.

The Center is responsible for:

  • Development of good practice documents for the offshore industry in the areas of Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)
  • Assuring that third party certification program auditors meet the program’s goals and objectives
  • Compiling and analyzing key industry safety performance metrics
  • Coordinating Center sponsored functions designed to facilitate the sharing and learning process
  • Identifying and promoting opportunities for the industry to continuously improve
  • Development of outreach programs to facilitate communicating with government and external stakeholders