Fewer injuries at Mongstad

October 19, 1998, 10:00 CEST

The Mongstad refinery has succeeded in reversing a negative trend and halved the employees' injury rate over the past year.

Not one single lost-time injury has been registered among Mongstad's Statoil employees so far this year. Statistics covering all employees at the plant for the 12 months up to 1 October, show the number of lost-time injuries to be 3.3 per million hours worked.

The injury rate to date this year, measured by the number of lost-time injuries per million hours worked, is 2.4.

There was only one injury requiring medical treatment in the course of 500,000 hours worked at the refinery in the third quarter.

"The zero injuries goal still applies, so we are not satisfied yet. But we are pleased with this positive trend. Further improvements will demand continued efforts and focus," says manager for health, the environment, safety and quality at Mongstad, Terje Palmesen.

Statoil staff and personnel from other firms working at Mongstad recently had an activity day that included a treasure hunt. The theme of the activity day was the zero injuries goal in a 24-hour perspective.

The third quarterly corporate report on health, the environment and safety will be presented by the end of October. It will include an overview of the lost-time injury rate for the group as a whole, which was 3.9 in the second quarter.