The number of fatalities and injuries in 2019 were down says the IOGP on the annual report.
This report covers worldwide E&P operation, onshore and offshore, and includes incidents involving 48 member companies as well as their contractors.
As the IOGP says: “In 2019, the industry experienced 25 deaths in 22 separate incidents during the course of around 3 billion work hours. In 2018, there were 31 fatalities for a broadly similar number of work hours. This resulted in a statistically valid reduction in the fatal accident rate (FAR) of 19%. In 2018 the FAR was 1.01 deaths per 100 million hours worked; in 2019 the FAR was 0.82 The FAR for oil and gas companies was about half that for contractors.
Looking at fatality causes, the largest proportion of deaths was attributed ‘caught in, under or between’ incidents, which excludes those involving dropped objects. There were 12 such fatalities in 10 separate incidents. Among Member Companies, incidents involving lifting, crane, rigging and deck operations were the main cause of deaths, accounting for six fatalities.”
Also the overall injuries were down in 2019.
“Data reported by IOGP members also recorded a fall in the total recordable injury rate (TRIR). In 2019, there were 0.92 injuries per million hours worked. In 2018, the TRIR was 0.99.
More specifically, the overall lost time injury rate (LTIR) was 0.24 per million hours worked in 2019, 8% lower than 2018’s 0.26 injuries per million hours worked.
IOGP member companies that participated in the study reported a total of 703 lost work day cases in 2019. Of these, 551 incidents involved contractors and 152 incidents were oil and gas company related. In both categories, the greatest number of incidents were ‘slips and trips (at the same height), accounting for 23% of the total. Overall, participating companies reported 21,899 days of work lost through injuries.”
These results not only make us confident in what we do, but are also the fuel for us to always improve.