Energy sector aims high for health and safety

The second phase of a project aimed at raising health and safety standards across the energy sector has been launched. Called ‘Powering Improvement’, it is designed to promote continuous improvement in the management of health and safety risks with the electricity industry. It will concentrate on managing priority risks and working with electricity at height […]

Health and safety tops oil and gas industry’s risk agenda

Health, safety and environment are at the top of oil and gas industry’s risk agenda, according to a new report. Regulatory compliance, price volatility, increase in costs and inflation and energy policy uncertainty also falls in the top five risks this year identified by oil and gas industry executives, according at Ernst & Young. The […]

ExxonMobil workers threaten strike at US refinery

Workers at ExxonMobil’s largest refinery in the US have threatened a possible lockout or strike next month. United Steelworkers (USW) union had proposed an agreement on health and safety issues with the company in its Baytown refinery in Texas but said that management “refused to accept it in its last, best and final offer given […]

Oil tanker strike threat

Oil tanker drivers are threatening strike action, according to the union Unite. Britain’s largest union is holding a ballot today to determine whether its 2,000 tanker driver members will begin industrial action over what it says are unfair employment terms. The ballot closes this afternoon. Unite claims “behind the scenes, the major employers have been […]

British Safety Council launches 2012 international safety award

The British Safety Council’s 2012 awards for safety in the workplace are now open for application. The global health and safety advocates take submissions for their International Safety Awards from sectors including energy generation and transmission, facilities management, oil and gas, transport and utilities. Last year the awards recognised Wylfa Nuclear Power Station in Anglesey, […]

Olympics site fails to hit renewables target

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has failed to achieve one of its sustainability targets because of technical issues. The ODA was meant to have 20% of the Olympic Park’s energy sourced from renewable energy from 2014 but it only managed 9%. Speaking at The Energy Event in Birmingham’s NEC today, Richard Jackson, who was responsible […]