We make significant investments to increase the safety of our employees, the community and the environment.
Safety is a core commitment of the U.S. refining and petrochemical industries. We strive to achieve zero injuries, illnesses and process safety events that may impact our environment. We invest heavily in preventative equipment maintenance, hazard recognition, extensive training and rigorous operating practices and procedures to mitigate risks and operate responsibly.
Safety is embedded in our culture.
Petrochemical and refining facilities build strong cultures of safety. This culture extends from the leadership, who make it clear that safety is not compromised for anything, to the employees, who are empowered to stop work if anything appears to be unsafe.
Refining and Petrochemical industries rank sixth and seventh of 519 manufacturing segments for the lowest rates of injuries and illnesses1.
Petroleum refiners and petrochemical manufacturers work with regulatory agencies, their communities and each other to achieve low incident rates through a multitude of initiatives. We achieve these results through behavior-based safety programs, human factor research, detailed protocols and processes and ongoing learning.
We are always improving.
In addition to individual company and site initiatives, the industry is working together to reduce the frequency and severity of process safety events across the board. We collect industry process safety data, analyze that data to find opportunities for improvement and then develop tools to help facilities improve their performance. We are never finished when it comes to thinking about and improving safety.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics; Industry, Injury, and Illness Data 2017