Petrochemical Safety Resources

Effective Supervisory Safety Leadership Behaviors in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Offshore Technology Report 1999/065 Prepared by the Robert Gordon University for the Health and Safety Executive
This source discusses the role of supervisor behavior in association with effective safety management. Four factors were found to result in effective safety management: valuing subordinates, visiting worksites frequently, a participative style of management, and effective safety communication.  

Safety Culture Maturity Model Offshore Technology Report 2000/049 Prepared by The Keil Centre for the Health and Safety Executive
This source describes the Safety Culture Maturity Model developed to improve safety in the offshore oil and gas industry. This model has five levels of safety maturity: emerging, managing, involving, cooperating, and continually improving. This model allows organizations to assess their current level of safety maturity and facilitates steps to graduate to higher levels of maturity. 

Behavior Modification to Improve Safety: Literature Review Report 2000/03 Prepared by The Keil Centre for the Health and Safety Executive 
The purpose of this source is to improve safety through behavior modification in the offshore and onshore industries. Behavior modification can be used as a tool to identify and change unsafe behaviors. There are a variety of ways to introduce behavior modification into the workplace. This source is written for a non-specialist audience and emphasizes choosing a model that works best for the reader’s organization. 

OGP A Guide to Selecting Appropriate Tools to Improve HSE Culture, Report No. 435, March 2010
This source discusses the importance of understanding HSE culture when implementing HSE tools. Not all HSE tools are appropriate for all organizations or all levels of safety culture within an organization. Tools that work for an organization at one time may no longer be effective as culture changes over time. This source discusses an array of HSE tools and when they are most effective. 

NOPSEMA Report – National Program: Safety Culture improvement initiatives in the Australian offshore petroleum industry
The following source discusses the importance of developing a consistent definition and model of safety culture. Consistency in the definition of safety culture has the potential to lead to the of improvement models and strategies that lead to a safer workplace. 

Safety Culture (Government of Canada – National Energy Board ;NEB)
This source briefly describes safety culture and emphasizes that the NEB put safety first. This source provides links to more detailed information on safety culture (specifically in the oil and gas industry) that discuss the importance of safety culture, a framework for safety culture, threats to safety culture, and safety culture’s role in accident prevention.      

Advancing Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry Statement on Safety Culture (National Energy Board; NEB)
This document begins by describing efforts to improve safety culture efforts in the oil and gas industry. The document is set up as an information guide for the industry. It defines safety culture among regulators and regulated companies, emphasizes safety-related regulatory expectations, describes the impact of accidents in high hazard industries, and gives information around cultural defenses to prevent safety-related threats. 

The Report of the BP U.S Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel
This report describes the panel’s review of BP’s corporate oversight of its safety management system. This report does not place blame but seeks only to understand the oversight that led to the event so it does not reoccur. 

Public Report of the Fire and Explosion at the Conocophillips Humber Refinery on 16 April 2001
This report summarizes the events of the ConocoPhillips Humber Refinery major accident due to the failure of an overhead gas pipe and the investigation of the incident that followed. 

Deepwater Horizon Accident Investigation Report (April 8, 2010)
This report was produced by the internal BP investigation team. This report includes an analysis of events leading up to the accident using information available to the investigation team. Evidence against legal standards was not investigated. 

Step Change in Safety: Leading Performance Indicators Guidance for Effective Use
This report discusses leading indicators as a method of preventing accidents in the workplace. Leading indicators provide information about the current situation that has the potential to affect future performance. 

Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
This report developed by the Presidential Commission describes the events leading up to the Space Shuttle Challenger accident. 


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