At Plants & Goodwin (P&G), we are thrilled to share the news of our recent achievement: 1,000 injury-free days. This milestone represents an extraordinary accomplishment for our oil well services company and is a testament to our unwavering commitment to prioritizing safety in everything we do.
This achievement holds immense significance for us. It highlights the dedicated efforts and hard work of our employees, as well as the transformative impact of our safety culture. Reaching 1,000 injury-free days showcases our ability to create a safe working environment that safeguards the well-being of our workforce.
The Importance of Safety Culture in the Oil and Gas Industry
Safety culture plays a vital role in ensuring worker well-being and environmental protection. It encompasses the shared values, beliefs, attitudes and practices that are aimed at promoting the safety and well-being of employees, the environment and the public in the oil and gas industry.
Historically, the oil and gas industry, including oil and gas service companies, often placed greater emphasis on job productivity rather than safety. P&G acknowledged the need for a significant shift in priorities. Our mission is to continue to shift the focus from the old standard policies and operating procedures to building a culture where our employees focus on working safely and not taking unnecessary risks for the sake of efficiency or job progression. The goal has always been zero incidents. At P&G, we’re making that the new normal.
Transformation of P&G’s Safety Culture
Role of Leadership
Our leaders have played a crucial role in fostering a strong safety culture. They have actively promoted safety initiatives and set clear expectations for all employees. Leading by example and prioritizing safety in their decision-making, our leaders have effectively communicated the importance of safety as a core value across the organization.
Allocation of Necessary Resources
Ensuring a safe working environment for providing oil well services requires adequate resources. As such, P&G has made significant investments in safety. We have allocated resources to enhance safety practices, including state-of-the-art safety training programs, advanced safety equipment and infrastructure improvements. These investments have empowered our employees to work safely and efficiently while minimizing risks.
Implementation of Various Programs and Initiatives
P&G has implemented a range of programs and initiatives that have been instrumental in transforming our safety culture. These initiatives include:
- Behavior-based safety approach
- Employee-to-employee observations
- Stop work authority
- Robust initial and continuous training program
- Mentored short service employee (SSE) program
- Daily safety meetings
- Auditing and other safety programs
Positive Impacts and Benefits
Our transformed safety culture has yielded significant positive impacts and benefits. It has improved employee morale and engagement, reduced costs associated with injuries and incidents, minimized environmental impact and moved us closer to our goal of zero incidents becoming the new normal.
While celebrating 1,000 injury-free days is a remarkable achievement, our commitment to safety excellence continues. We understand the need for continuous improvement, vigilance and ongoing safety initiatives. We remain dedicated to upholding the highest safety standards, protecting our workers and preserving the environment.
At P&G, safety will always be at the forefront of our endeavors. We will continue to invest in resources, training and measures to ensure a safe and thriving work environment. Together, we are committed to maintaining safety as an integral part of our operations and making each day at P&G injury-free. Our goal is to create a sustainable safety culture where everyone contributes to a safer future.