The oil industry has been successful in reducing injuries along the past couple of years without improving fatality rates and Serious Injuries data. The industry needs to execute high risk work with consistency and in order to prevent serious injuries and fatalities.

This article presents how Health, Environment and Safety (HES)-Workforce Safety team effectively increase focus on activities more likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities, by applying a new way of thinking about the traditional ‘Safety Pyramid’ and presenting results of the practical implementation of a Fatality Prevention field guide.

The fatality prevention approach recommends a methodology that focus on five steps to improving fatality prevention efforts and outcomes which are: understand highest risk activities and incident types, validate field-level performance associated with these activities,, assign accountability for actions, align protective and other systems,, and align behaviors associated with high risk activities and incident types.

The Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities field guide is a tool used to raise Preventing Serious Injury and Fatalities awareness among workers, supervisors, and work leaders, and supplements ongoing efforts to prevent Serious Injuries and Fatality without replacing existing permitting procedures and safe work practices. The field guide helps review high risk potential hazards and mitigations associated with all phases of high risk work, including, planning, permitting, implementing and closeout. This paper present result of practical implementation of the Fatality Prevention field guide in operations.

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