European downstream oil industry safety performance
The 2019 annual report on European downstream oil industry safety performance presents work-related personal injuries for the industry’s own employees and contractors and process safety performance indicators. Information was received from forty-two Concawe Member Companies and Joint Ventures comprised of member companies, together representing more than 98% of the European refining capacity. Total work hours reported (613 million) were around 6% higher in 2019 than in 2018. In 2019, there were three fatalities reported by the industry, all were Manufacturing contractors. The number of Lost Workday Injuries recorded in 2019 (595) is 1.5% higher than those in 2018 (586). The combined number of Tier 1 and 2 process safety releases across Manufacturing and Marketing in 2019 declined 13% since 2018 (236 releases in 2019 and 270 in 2018). However, the number of Manufacturing Tier 1 events rose 12% from 75 in 2018 to 84 in 2019.