Health, Safety, and Environment – Front and center as the #1 priority for most asset intensive companies
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Today's entry comes from Terry Ray.
In May’s blog, I noted that Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) concerns and needs were increasing at most asset intensive companies. After spending considerable time researching many companies’ mission statements, corporate objectives/priorities, and/or social responsibility, I am more convinced than ever that HSE is the number one priority at most, if not all, asset intensive companies.
Some of the research has also shown that there is a strong connection between reliability and safety, and safety and production best practices. One of the research documents I uncovered was “Learning from the Piper Alpha Accident: A Postmortem Analysis of Technical and Organizational Factors” published in 1992. For those of you who are not familiar with Piper Alpha, it was a North Sea oil & gas platform that suffered an explosion and subsequent fire in 1988. The document concluded “…that separating safety and production is not the best strategy, and that safety must be an integral part of the production process. In the same way, for example, the manufacturing industry has discovered that inspection alone does not provide quality, but that quality must be the responsibility for everyone in the production line.”
The importance of HSE is increasing and many companies are already achieving benefits by extending enterprise asset management functionality such as incident management, investigations, management of change, action tracking, regulatory compliance, etc. to address broad areas such as health & safety, operational risk management, product stewardship, and corporate responsibility.
Your perspectives on the importance of HSE and future needs and solutions are appreciated. Until next time, stay safe….