BP abolishes safety ombudsman

This video from the USA says about itself:

1 May 2007 — Eva Rowe, daughter of two workers killed in the BP-Texas City disaster, testified about the disaster and worker safety before the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee on March 22, 2007.

From the October 12 Sydney Morning Herald in Australia:

BP abolishes safety ombudsman

BP is disbanding the external safety ombudsman it set up after a fatal explosion at a company refinery in Texas in 2005 despite a growing number of concerns raised by the oil company’s employees.

More than half the issues raised since the office was established in 2006 relate to BP’s operations in Alaska.

BP said it would not extend the office’s tenure beyond June.

The move comes less than a fortnight after the company announced it was setting up a new internal safety function, led by its head of safety and operations, Mark Bly.

But the decision, which follows the company’s involvement in the world’s biggest offshore oil spill, has been criticised … The number of concerns received by the ombudsman have risen almost fourfold between its inception and last year.

Scientists say oil still endangers birds in Gulf: here.

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill couldn’t have occurred at a worse time for bluefin tuna: they had come to the area – a major spawning ground – to produce offspring. Satellites are helping assess the damage from the disaster on the fish’s spawning habitat: here.

USA: Here we are, poised to go back into the deepwater, doing the same thing we were doing before the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon, with the same equipment, same rigs, and same systems: here.

4 thoughts on “BP abolishes safety ombudsman

  1. BP sells assets to plug oil leak loss

    Russia: British oil transnational BP has agreed to sell its energy assets in Venezuela and Vietnam to its Russian joint venture TNK-BP for $1.8 billion (£1.3bn), the companies said in a statement today.

    The deal, part of a series of sales BP Plc is making to help pay for the oil spill damages in the Gulf of Mexico, will be financed entirely by the joint venture.

    The company will acquire reserves of 290 million barrels of oil.



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