Tracking safety progress
Aramco has carefully collated, analyzed and published safety statistics since the 1950s, initially in its Accident and Fire Prevention Report, before shifting to an annual Loss Control Report format in 1978. Since then, the lost time injury rate (incidents that result in a worker not being able to return to work), a key measure of safety performance, has declined from 1.43 injuries per 1,000 workers in the 1950s to 0.011 in 2020.
Other safety statistics recorded by the company include motor vehicle accidents, off-job injuries, and fires.
Tracking safety statistics is not simply to report improvements – but also to ensure preventative measures are taken for the future. With this in mind, Aramco introduced its Lifesaving Rules derived from decades of data. These rules, which cover the eight most hazardous activities at the Company, are communicated in six languages – including Mandarin – to ensure that they are widely promoted and easily understood.