Management for safety
Our approach to safety and health management is yielding results, but we will not be satisfied until we have achieved a work environment in which Nobody Gets Hurt.
We believe safety performance depends on management and employee commitment and accountability. Throughout ExxonMobil operations, safety standards are established, jobs are analysed and potential problems and risks are identified. The focus is on recognising and eliminating hazards before they cause an accident.
Workplace safety also includes protecting the health of employees and contractors working in potentially dangerous environments. In developing countries where ExxonMobil has operations, we have funded programmes to combat health problems such as malaria and AIDS.
The principal measure of worker safety is the Lost-Time Incident Rate, which we use throughout our operations. It quantifies worker absences due to job-related injuries or illnesses. Lost time is expressed in relation to 200,000 work hours, which roughly equates to 100 people working 40 hours per week for one year.
For our manufacturing sites in Singapore, there were no lost time injuries for our employees for the past two and a half years, from 2006 to the first half of 2008.
We constantly seek to manage the work environment to prevent all injuries, and believe that involving every manager, employee and contractor will eventually make it possible to achieve zero job-related injuries. Read our latest Corporate Citizenship Report for more information on safety.