Safety is a way of life for us. Through a number of programs that instill a culture of safety in all of our operations, we work to improve personal behaviours, operational procedures and occupational health to protect our employees, the communities where we operate and the environment.
This safety culture permeates throughout our company, and can be seen through the daily actions of our employees. To personalize this commitment, we created a “Safety: Our Way of Life” campaign, featuring images of employee family members with a quote from the employees, stating why their family is their reason to work safe.
One of our most important safety measurements is workplace injuries. We measure workplace injuries by what is called Recordable Injury Frequency (RIF) rate. This is equivalent to the number of injuries that occur for every 100 people working full time for a year. Recordable injuries are those that cannot be treated onsite (such as stitches or injuries that require prescription medication) or injuries that prevent an employee from coming back to work the following day.
Thanks to our daily commitment to safety, our refinery is considered an industry leader in safety performance. Our company’s overall RIF rate is currently an average of 1.12 – our goal is to reduce this total to less than 1, far surpassing industry averages.