Safety is central to Hess' culture, and our commitment to personal and process safety begins at the top of our organization and is reinforced at every level.
We include key safety metrics in our annual incentive plan formula for executives and employees. We also reinforce the importance of workforce safety practices through annual Chief Executive Officer’s and President’s Awards for Safety Excellence, which recognize Hess teams and individuals that exemplify outstanding and sustainable safety performance.
Our safety programs and practices are designed to deliver continuous improvement, with the goal of having everyone across our operations return home safe every day. Each individual employee and contractor is personally responsible for supporting our ultimate goal of zero incidents.
Hess’ process safety programs aim to prevent unplanned or uncontrolled loss of primary containment of any material, including materials that are nontoxic and nonflammable (e.g., steam, nitrogen, compressed air), that could result in an incident such as an injury, fire, explosion, toxic release or environmental impact. Our efforts focus on understanding and identifying key points within process safety systems that could impact integrity and the safe and proper operation of equipment, as follows:
- Design integrity - reducing risks in the design and construction of facilities
- Technical integrity - inspecting, testing and maintaining hardware and software barriers
- Operational integrity - working within operational design parameters