PSA: Norway's Petroleum Industry Must Get Safety Back on Track

PSA: Norway's Petroleum Industry Must Get Safety Back on Track
Norway's petroleum industry needs to get safety developments back on track, according to Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Director General Anne Myhrvold.

Norway’s petroleum industry needs to get safety developments back on track, according to Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s Director General Anne Myhrvold.

“We have a high level of health, safety and the environment [HSE] in this industry. There’s no doubt about that,” Myhrvold said in an organization statement.

“Overall, however, we see that developments in the past two years have been characterized by safety challenges and serious events…Cost cuts appear to be a contributory factor. Now’s the time to reverse this trend,” she added.

Efforts to reverse the trend will concentrate primarily on three basic aspects; inter-party collaboration between employers and employees and government, standardization and robustness.

“The whole industry – but management first and foremost – will need to make a big commitment if we’re going to succeed in turning things around,” Myhrvold said.

“Executives bear the day-to-day responsibility for managing risk in all their operations. They’re also in overall charge of safety and the working environment in both short and long terms,” she added.



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