Muscat, Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP) has
recently announced its achievement of 10 Million Man-Hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI)
across all operating assets.
The latest milestone illustrates the Company’s strong commitment towards establishing a
culture of safety which is embraced by its entire staff and contractors to drive operational
excellence. Lost Time Injury (LTI) is a measure of safety in the workplace. It generally
refers to a work-related injury or occupational illness that prevents a person from working on
at least one subsequent scheduled work day.
The new record extends to over 800 days without LTI to any of its personnel including
contractor staff and indicates the Company’s continuing vigorous attention to the safety and
health of employees and contractors.
This is indeed a major milestone which is exemplary to other Oman Oil group
Companies (OOC). Achieving such a great milestone is quite inspiring to all of us in such a
challenging sector. HSSE management is our core responsibility and it is a duty to our staff
and contractors. The company is underscoring the value of safety in the oil and gas
industry. We are very delighted with this achievement. This has come as a result of
teamwork in promoting a culture of vigilance for safety in everyone including our contractors
and partners. said Nasser al-Ya’arubi, Senior Manager of Resilience (HSSE).
OOCEP strives to inculcate a culture where high standards of safety through risk
management and legal compliance are valued and implemented to ensure that an incident-
free working environment is realized and all our stakeholders, asset, environment and
reputation remain free from harm.
OOCEP’s inspiring safety culture encompasses various levels of emergency, crisis, and
business continuity exercises in conjunction with relevant local authorities. We hold regular
advance emergency response training for company staff and teams working within our
operating assets. Periodic health and safety campaigns for the workforce are regularly
conducted. These programs bring collective attention to potential risks and threats to our
business and how these may be prevented before they turn into incidents that can cause
Ensuring rapid recovery to normalize business following any disruptive events is an
integral part of our Business Continuity Plan.
OOCEP has been actively engaging with the local community to spread HSE awareness
through seminars and events organized by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and
schools in coordination with the Ministry of Education.
The Company has also empowered its staff and contractors to report unsafe acts and
conditions at work using the mobile application INTELEX MOBILE that eases the
reporting and follow up the process to ensure timely rectification.
OOCEP implements a robust HSE Management System to minimize exposure to hazards
and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. The HSE Management System is aligned with
the international standards ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 to enable continuous improvement
and help integrate HSE across all departments under one integrated management system
(IMS) standardized across all company assets.
To enable and sustain the commitments made in the HSE, Security and Crisis and
Business Continuity Management policies, the leadership will continue to play a pivotal role
by engaging and supporting various company operations in carrying out their activities
Source: Oman News Agency