Safety as a Culture

There has been a clear shift in the safety culture with the emergence of the oil and gas sector in Guyana. ExxonMobil Guyana continues to lead this positive change with its commitment to safe operations and ensuring the health and safety of its employees and contractors.

April was Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) month with various activities led by the Ministry of Labour as it seeks to promote safety awareness throughout the month under the theme, “Act together to build a positive safety and health culture”.

OSH month began with a mini exhibition on April 1 at the Ministry’s Brickdam Office where government agencies and several private companies including ExxonMobil Guyana participated. Company representatives engaged with the public to build awareness on the importance of safety in the oil and gas sector.

More than 70 employees brought their “A Game” to the OSH Walk on April 3 which started at Brickdam and ended at the Square of the Revolution. Joining the team on the walk was Exxon Mobil Guyana President Alistair Routledge who advocates for the company’s participation in public events to promote and share its strong safety culture with wider groups.

“Safety as a culture goes beyond our ability to implement policies. It requires deliberate actions to put those policies into practice, not only at work but in every aspect of our lives,” Routledge encouraged.