European downstream oil industry safety performance. Statistical summary of reported incidents – 2016

29 Jun 2017

The twenty-third 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 38 Concawe Member Companies representing approximately 99% of the European refining capacity. In 2016, there were two fatalities in the industry. While this is the lowest number of annual fatalities since Concawe began compiling industry records in 1993, we must consider this two too many. Lost Workday Injuries fell from 546 to 501, a drop of approximately 8%. The number of Tier 1 and 2 process safety releases continues to decline but the rate of decline per annum appears to be slowing (total count of 287 in 2015 down to 282 in 2016).