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Pride's Rodney Eads: Accountability is key to reaching zero injuries

Posted on 05 February 2009

Mr Eads pointed to the total industry incidence rates from 1968-2008 as proof of our progress. Compared with 1968 when industry had an LTI rate of nearly 14, preliminary numbers show that our 2008 LTI rate is 0.47. Making this achievement more notable is the fact that, over the same period, manhours have climbed tremendously.

Even comparing numbers within only the past five years – an industry boom time – statistics show a trend for improvement in both LTIs and recordables. “The industry’s really delivering on their promise to improve HSE, safety in particular,” he noted. “The industry got the recipe to do better and better – even with increased activity.”

There is a weak spot, however, and that lies in fatalities: Preliminary numbers show a total of 30 fatalities in 2008. “This can’t stand. It cannot continue like this. … We’ve got to turn this around,” Mr Eads emphasized.

The ultimate goal is zero injuries, and it is an achievable goal, Mr Eads said, adding that the overriding challenge is how to change culture. “You have to believe that you can get there and it can be done.”

Mr Eads concluded by stressing that accountability is a key ingredient to reaching zero injuries. That means defining and enforcing compliance with expectations at every level in the organization, he said. “Without it, you won’t get the results your want.”

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