Larry and Susie built their safety skills in the refining world, working on various projects for refining
operations. They helped one oil major establish a new approach to risk management and create a new
safety culture following a major industrial incident.
Larry took this photo from a public access road outside of a refinery’s fence. We didn’t work at this facility,
but anyone near an energy location can be affected by the company’s safety processes. Larry has developed some
ideas on how energy companies can extend safety practice beyond their own workers and beyond the fence line.
“As an industry, refining has made huge improvements in safety over recent years — both in terms of safety
systems and safety culture. Sadly we still see about one major refinery incident in the US every year, so it shows
there is still work to do.”