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ConocoPhillips

Safety Performance

We will not be satisfied until we have no injuries, vehicle collisions and zero spills as a result of our operations. The improvement in our performance over the past three years (see graph below for more detail) can be attributed to:

  • Leadership: Increasing the presence of leaders in the field through safety stand-downs and our Leadership Visits initiative.
  • Tracking and Reporting: Our near-miss reporting and hazard identification programs, which help us address potential safety hazards or behaviours before they result in incidents.
  • Awareness: Personal Safety Involvement, which asks employees and contractors to recognize safe practices and intervene to stop work if they witness any unsafe behaviours.
  • Hazard Assessments: Using pre-job hazard assessments and job safety analysis to prevent incidents before they occur by managing hazards.
  • Culture: We take personal accountability for our own safety and the safety of others.
Employee and Contractor Injuries

The metrics we use to evaluate the severity of injuries are lost workday cases, restricted workday cases and medical treatment cases. The number of injuries remained fairly consistent from 2011 to 2014 followed by a reduction of 73 percent from 2014 to 2015 as the Surmont 2 construction project came to a close. Although the number of injuries was significantly reduced, 46 percent of them resulted in lost or restricted work.

For 2016, our goal is to further reduce the number of injuries from 2015.

Chart Safety Injury Comparison
Total Recordable Rate

Our total recordable rate, which measures the number of persons injured for each 100 people in the workplace, has also been reduced since 2011. In 2015, we achieved a record low in our injury rate, achieving a total recordable rate of 0.13. This is a 78 percent decrease from 2011.

Chart Safety Total Recordable Rate
Vehicle Safety

Real-time coaching and monitoring devices have been instrumental in reducing the number of high-impact events within our fleet. Driver coaching systems continue to enable CPC to maintain a low number of vehicle incidents.

Year

High-Impact Vehicle Incidents

2011 2
2012 3
2014 3
2014 3
2015 3
Health, Safety and Environment Audit Program

ConocoPhillips Canada improves our health, safety and environmental performance by developing and implementing programs and procedures, then assessing our compliance through our health, safety and environment audit program. Our audit program includes business unit audits that are conducted internally by our ConocoPhillips Canada teams, as well as audits conducted by our global ConocoPhillips team.

Findings from our audits are prioritized and identified as low, medium, significant or high risk, using ConocoPhillips Canada’s Risk Matrix, which takes into account the severity and the likelihood of the finding.

Risk Matrix
Likelihood of Occurrence 5
Frequent
5
II
10
II
15
III
20
IV
25
IV
4
Probable
4
I
8
II
12
III
16
III
20
IV
3
Rare
3
I
6
II
9
II
12
III
15
III
2
Remote
2
I
4
I
6
II
8
II
10
II
1
Improbable
1
I
2
I
3
I
4
I
5
II
Risk = Severity x Likelihood 1 2 3 4 5
Severity of Consequence

Illustration of ConocoPhillips HSE Risk Matrix. Risks are defined by the likelihood of their occurrence multiplied by the severity of their potential consequence, and are prioritized as low (green), medium (yellow), significant (orange) and high (red) risks.

Our business unit audits show that the number of high and significant risk findings in our operation has remained at zero since 2011. The number of medium risk findings have steadily decreased since 2011 with a corresponding increase in low risk findings and recommendations for improvements.

Audits conducted by the global ConocoPhillips team demonstrated a decrease in significant risk findings. The last time significant risk findings were identified was 2013, when eight percent of findings identified during reviews of our Canadian operations by the global ConocoPhillips audit team were ranked as significant. Subsequent audits have not identified any significant risk findings. ConocoPhillips Canada has not had a high-risk finding since 2007.

A review of the most common audit findings shows that most risks could have been identified and addressed during regular self-inspections by field personnel. As a result, we have an ongoing initiative to review and assess our current facility inspection program and formalize how issues are identified and tracked to completion.

We continue to work with contractors to improve their safety performance through our on-site contractor evaluations.

Last updated on August 16, 2016