Esso Australia, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia, has won the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Safety Excellence Award.
In 2013 Esso Australia achieved a record year with zero Lost Time to Injury (LTIs) recorded and six medical treatment or restricted work injuries, achieving a Total Recordable Injuries (TRIs) rate of 1.4 per million work hours.
This achievement comes as the result of extensive efforts by all staff working together to focus on safety across all ExxonMobil Australia sites. The sites used existing tools and programs to drive continuous improvement in safety, including programs such as Loss Prevention System, and S.A.F.E. – Speak up, Act mindfully, Follow the rules and get Engaged – which used quarterly focus themes to increase workforce engagement in safety.
This milestone was achieved in the midst of the completion of the major Kipper Tuna Turrum project which saw a new offshore production facility, Marlin B, brought on line.
Chairman of the ExxonMobil Australia group of companies Richard Owen said safety is not just a priority but rather a core value for Esso.
“Safety shapes decision making all of the time and at every level in our organisation. Winning the APPEA Safety Excellence Award is recognition of the significant achievement our workforce has made and the emphasis they have placed in making safety the centre of everything we do.
“I congratulate our employees and our contractors on this accomplishment and we look forward to setting this as our new benchmark for safety,” he said.
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ExxonMobil has had a presence in Australia for over 110 years through its subsidiary companies Esso and Mobil. Esso is the operator of offshore oil and gas facilities in Bass Strait and associated processing facilities in Gippsland including the Longford Plants, near Sale and the Long Island Point facility, in Hastings.