These Safety Awards, instituted in 1986 by the Ministry of P&NG, aims to recognize outstanding efforts towards safety in the petroleum industry, which is potentially hazardous and accident-prone. The criteria for selection is based on the lowest penalty rating, which is derived from hazard potential & penalty points, which are, in turn, calculated based on various complexities involved in operations as well as safety management system.
ONGC's Rajahmundry is unique among Oil & Gas Assets, as it is more integrated than others, having operations in Onshore, Offshore (both shallow-waters and deep-waters) as well as in Refining.
ONGC's efforts towards augmenting safety standards have increased in the last three years. In fact, insurance underwriters have 'upgraded' ONGC's operations, vis-à-vis safety, in the last couple of years.
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