- Industry Leaders Have a Critical Role to Play in Fuelling Process Safety Management across Their Business
Achieving and sustaining an injury-free workplace demands strong leadership. The connection between leadership and process safety has not always been clear. Leaders often struggle to identify how or whether they affect process safety outcomes.
For instance, in the case of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion refers in April 20, 2010 and subsequent fire on the Deepwater Horizon semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), which was owned and operated by Transocean and drilling for BPin the Macondo Prospect oil field about 40 miles (60 km) southeast of the Louisiana coast. The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 16 others. The explosion caused the Deepwater Horizon to burn and sink, resulting in a massive offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world, and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.