UK O&G Industry Sees Improved Health and Safety Record
The UK's health, safety and environmental record has improved markedly in recent years, according to a new report from industry body Oil & Gas UK.
- Despite being a major hazard industry, in terms of non-fatal accidents the sector is the third-best performer in the UK. It has a better safety record that the public sector, retail and general manufacturing with only the finance/business and education sectors performing better
- A noticeable and steady reduction in the incidence of over three-day injuries, reaching an all-time low in 2010/11 – a reduction of almost 70 percent in the last 15 years.
- Two years into a three-year program to reduce hydrocarbon releases (HCRs) by 50 percent, there has already been a 40-percent reduction in major and significant releases, giving confidence the target figure can be reached next year.
- Major and significant hydrocarbon releases in 2011/2012 are at an all-time low.
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