Wellness as an Enabler of Safety and Productivity – Implications for Safe Operations
- Janis Davis-Street (Chevron) | Michael Steinberg (Chevron) | Michael Grimsley (Chevron) | Micaela Broll (Chevron) | Susanne McDonald (Chevron)
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- SPE International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, 16-18 April, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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- 2018. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 5.1.1 Exploration, Development, Structural Geology, 7.5 Professionalism, Training, and Education, 6.3.3 Operational Safety, 7.2.1 Risk, Uncertainty and Risk Assessment, 7 Management and Information, 6.2.8 Ergonomics, 6.2.4 Industrial Hygiene, 5 Reservoir Desciption & Dynamics, 7.5.1 Ethics, 1.9.4 Survey Tools, 1.9 Wellbore positioning, 7.2 Risk Management and Decision-Making, 6.3 Safety, 5.1 Reservoir Characterisation
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Worksite health promotion programs result significant improvements in employee health and reductions in employer health care costs. Healthier employees are more likely to stay in their jobs and are less likely to be absent. Employees in self-identified healthier work environments also report improved morale and lower intention to quit. Increasingly, high quality applicants view the wellness culture ofa corporation as a key factor in choosing an employer. This case study describes relationships among business units’ wellness indexscores, health risk profiles, employee engagement, ergonomic and presenteeism data; as well as examines implications for safeoperations.Method, Procedures, Process
Upstream, downstream and midstream business unit 2016 data in a multinational oil company has been examined. Business unit wellness index scores reflect participation in wellness best practices as determined from assessment of leadership engagement; workplace policies and environment; wellness programming; and data evaluation approach. Health risk profile and presenteeism data are determined from aggregate health risk appraisal data, which includes measures of lifestyle risk and productivity measures using validated survey tools. Employee engagement is determined at the business unit level based on responses to the global employee survey. Aggregate ergonomic data is determined from repetitive stress injury prevention software.Results, Observations, Conclusions
In 2016, 9,575 employees completed a Health Risk Appraisal as part of their participation in the global Healthy Heart program. Unhealthy diet, overweight and poor blood pressures were identified as top risks in many locations. Three-year cohort data have demonstrated positive impacts on lost productivity due to health issues, and net positive risk level migration of at-risk U.S. participants. 2016 global employee survey data demonstrated that wellness was identified by the workforce as a strength, and was associated with employee engagement. Our comprehensive wellness programming has focused on the integration of wellness and safety, particularly related to ergonomic health and fitness for duty. By evaluating health risk data concurrent with wellness index scores, we determine alignment with wellness best practices and provide a tool for business units to assess their health programming and any needed organizational changes around health.Novel/Additive Information
Prevention-focused health and wellness programs can impact workforce health in the diverse settings that energy companies operate. This paper provides relevant industry-specific data that support the business value of health and wellness programs, and begins to explore the relationships among health metrics, injury prevention, productivity and safety measures in a multinational oil company.
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