health and safety
At Chevron, we have a comprehensive framework called the Operational Excellence Management System that helps us systematically manage workforce safety and health, process safety, reliability and integrity.
Our work is guided by two key principles: do it safely or not at all and there is always time to do it right. We have developed a culture based on these principles, which is foundational to our business success. Everyone in the workforce contributes to our safety culture by meeting expectations and fulfilling responsibilities. For example, all employees and contractors at Chevron have both the right and responsibility to exercise Stop-Work Authority. They can stop any operation, without any repercussions, if they believe people or the environment are in danger.
workforce safety and health
We provide a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and contractors. From advanced technology monitoring to nationally recognized employee and contractor training, eliminating fatalities and preventing serious injuries and illnesses is the highest priority for our workforce.
Chevron uses the philosophy of human performance to manage workplace health and safety. Human performance is the way people, work systems, culture, processes and equipment interact as a system.
process safety, reliability and integrity
We manage the integrity of operating systems through design principles and engineering and operating practices to prevent and mitigate process safety incidents. We execute reliability programs so that equipment, components and systems perform their required functions across the full asset lifecycle.
At the Chevron Richmond Refinery, we prioritize, plan, schedule and complete necessary maintenance for all structures, equipment and protective devices. Safely maintaining equipment is critical to support reliable operations. About 50 percent of our workforce (including contractors) is dedicated to maintenance activities including the inspection of pipes, tanks and other equipment. Each year, we invest about $200 million on these comprehensive safety systems.