Oil and Gas industry is ready to roll out BS VI grade
fuel, which shall help in tackling serious pollutions levels. I am sure that oil
and gas industry shall achieve many more such milestones with renewed
enthusiasm and zeal to take this industry to the zenith of excellence. Entire OISD
team is committed to timely completion of all Pre-commissioning Safety Audits of
BS-VI related revamped/ additional facilities.
Though the number of accidents in oil and gas industry
is showing downward trend, overall safety performance is yet to achieve satisfaction
level. I would like to highlight that findings of the recent accidents in
industry indicate lapses in internal system and controls – Job Safety Analysis;
Work Permit System; Toll Box talks; Maintenance & Inspection; Supervision; competency;
Internal audit; Safety meetings and Management Review. Leadership need to
introspect and strengthen internal system and controls for achieving highest
standard of Safety.
Leaders must cultivate and
drive Safety culture through a strong system of reporting unsafe acts and unsafe conditions
(UAUC) and taking actions on them. This will help to mitigate risks by identifying hazards, putting suitable safeguards in
place and assuring that safeguards are functioning.
enhancement, we organise number of workshops viz. enhancing capability of Internal Auditors, Process
Safety, Mounded Storage Vessels and its CP System etc.
for industry. We shall be organising National level OISD Workshop along with
Oil Industry Safety Awards shortly. We solicit industry cooperation and
whole hearted support in terms of sponsorship and nomination of delegates.
I would urge our esteemed
readers to visit our website and go through the section on Case Studies, Safety
Alerts, which carry lots of safety information. I
would like to reassure that OISD is working relentlessly with the Industry with
the ultimate objective of enhancing overall safety of this vital energy sector
thereby increasing productivity and energy security.
I would like to express our gratitude to each one of you for the trust you have reposed in this Safety Organisation.