Differently from many other activities in O&G industry, particularly those referred to QHSE, Health management has not been standardised yet across the sector. Only lately major initiatives are being undertaken at industry associations’ levels (i.e. Oil and Gas Producers Association, IPIECA, Intnternational Marine Contractors Association) to line up the companies, Oil companies and contractors involved in the business, on this issue.

Saipem, as on of the biggest upstream contractors, is working world wide often facing situations where different Clients operating in the same country or area have similar but yet different health related requirements, or that the same Client operating in different countries in is having different approach towards health issues management. In this condition and circumstances it becomes extremely difficult, complicated, time and money consuming for the contractor to satisfy the Client and to manage the subcontractors.

That is why, approximately a decade ago, Saipem took the decision to establish its’ own health management standards that will represent the minimum bellow which, regardless contractual requirements, the company will not go and will make it recognisable among both Clients and competitors. The results of this ongoing and never-ending process are as follows.

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