BP’s health and safety goals: no accidents, no harm to people, no damage to the environment
Throughout BP's operations across the globe, safety is one of the company's major priorities.
Our goals are simple: no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. That’s why BP utilizes some of the most stringent safety standards in the industry. Whether workers are driving vehicles, operating machinery or simply observing work, BP demands the highest standards of care, attention and performance. BP expects every member of our team to play a role in making this a safe project and, in turn, has given authority to every single person on site to stop any activity at any time for health or safety concerns.
In Paulsboro, every day begins with a safety meeting when environmental cleanup work is to be conducted. The priority of safety was evident during the work in 2011 and 2012 to install BP’s new remediation systems. Over 21,000 labor hours were expended without injury. These hours included the installation of 160 remediation wells that required 10,500 feet (2 miles) of drilling; the installation of more than 38 miles of underground tubing and piping co-located in over four miles of trenches; and, seven lifts of heavy equipment using cranes. BP employed this same focus on safety in designing the remediation systems, and in how they are operated and maintained as part of the cleanup of the site. BP’s goal has been to make certain that its systems are located optimally to maximize safe and efficient operations for workers on the site, future tenants of the Port, and the community of Paulsboro.