(On the 2nd Safety Professional Development Conference (PDC) being organized by Pakistan Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP))
After the success of first Safety Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition of Pakistan Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) held last year with the theme of “Journey Towards Safer Pakistan”, OGDCL profoundly looks forward to the 2018 PDC, anticipated to be an even bigger event with larger participation, resulting in a unified and focused aftermath and above all in agreement with the convincing theme, that is “Promoting Sustainable HSE Culture in Pakistan”.
As everyone understands that the oil and gas industry, potentially one of the most hazardous industry sectors, must have the most thorough safety programs implemented round the clock 24×7. The combination of powerful equipment, flammable chemicals and processes that are under high pressure can lead to hazardous and even fatal incidents. Therefore, basing its excellence on a proactive risk management strategy, OGDCL is known as a pioneer in the implementation of ISO 45001 standard (new in the series). We have achieved this milestone by readily harnessing opportunity for improvement to move forward and improve OHS outcomes.
The benefits of this new standard are significant, particularly to our highly regulated and high-risk oil & gas exploration and production facilities. Public sector organizations, regulators, academia and OSH professionals can learn through our success stories via effective and meaningful consultation in 2018 PDC to contribute towards preventing illnesses and injuries in their own workplaces and creating a sustainable business model based on conscious workforce, subsequently.
Since the local laws like Oil & Gas (Safety in Drilling and Production) 1974 Regulations and Mines Act 1923 now have diminishing efficacy and exhaustiveness, therefore in the 2018 PDC endeavor for common national goals on safety culture, a clear vision for developing modern OSH legislation, standards and capacity building of the enforcing authorities as well as proponents (stakeholders) is need of the hour.
OGDCL stands side by side with Pakistan Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) while adding pragmatic values to the conference’s doable proceedings and outcomes.
All the best!