Commitment to Safety: Building a Safety Culture in the Energy Sector
1. D. Peterson, 2001. Authentic Involvement. National Safety Council
3. BLS, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
5. “Key Leadership Competencies of Safety Leaders” Doug Gray,
Professional Safety, American Society of Safety Engineers
6. “Personality: The Missing Component in Safety T&D”, November 2010
COMMITMENT TO SAFETY:
Building a safety culture
in the energy sector
“The culture of the organization sets the tone for everything in safety.1
THE RISKS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
ARE SERIOUS AND TANGIBLE.
The oil and gas fatality rate is
7.6 times higher than the all-industry
rate of 3.2 deaths per 100,000 workers.4
Younger employees (24 and younger)
are twice as likely to sustain workplace injuries
in comparison to older workers. 2
Studies demonstrate that employees with
less than one year of service account
for twice as many fatalities.3
A survey of energy companies found that the
top three behavioral competencies of
the safest leaders are:5
“It remains critical to have people who can make good decisions when the perfectly engineered process goes awry.”6
In the United States companies spend more than
$170 billion a year on costs related to
workplace injuries and illnesses.
All-industry fatality rate:
Oil and gas fatality rate:
54.9% of all fatalities
CREATING A CULTURE OF SAFETY
FROM THE TOP DOWN IS ESSENTIAL.
Really, when you think about it,
a safety culture starts at pre-hire.
HIRING SAFE EMPLOYEES CAN
IMPACT KEY WORKPLACE METRICS.
An Improved Experience
Reduced time lost
due to on the job accidents
of negligent hiring
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BUT HOW CAN YOU IDENTIFY CANDIDATES
WHO ARE SAFETY-CONSCIOUS
AND CREATE A CULTURE OF SAFETY?
Select a job-specific survey that asks specific questions about past work
performance, including questions about safety-related performance.
Ask a job candidates’s former managers, co-workers or direct reports to complete
the survey online. Get aggregated feedback on the candidate in less than two days.
and select survey
feedback into a Pre-Hire 360
26.7% of all fatalities
A great communicator
EXPERIENCE MODIFICATION RATE:
WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT IMPACT YOUR COMPANY?
EMR is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and
future chances of risk. The higher the EMR of your company, the higher your worker compensation
insurance premiums will be. This has a significant impact on your business and if your number is high it can:
Add a Worker’s
Lower your company’s
when bidding for projects
Affect your company’s
bidding for a project
Consider two contractors with different EMRs bidding a job with $10,000,000 direct labor
cost and a manual insurance rate of $15.00 ($15 per $100 of payroll for insurance costs.)
EMR = 0.60
Insurance costs = $900,000 Insurance costs = $2,100,000
EMR = 1.40