European downstream oil industry safety performance
The 2021 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-three Concawe Member Companies and Joint Ventures comprised of member companies, together representing more than 98% of the European refining capacity. Total work hours reported (556 million) were around 2% higher in 2021 than in 2020. In 2021, there were six fatalities reported by the industry, three Manufacturing staff, two Manufacturing contractors and one Marketing contractor. The number of Lost Workday Injuries recorded in 2021 (513) is around 8% higher than those in 2020 (476). The combined number of Tier 1 and 2 process safety events across Manufacturing and Marketing in 2021 increased by almost 25% since 2020 (246 releases in 2021, compared with 197 in 2020). Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 Manufacturing process safety events increased by more than 20% since 2020. Marketing Tier 1 events declined but Tier 2 events increased by 45%.