Health, Safety and Environment department continued to
support other company refinery to
achieve safe operation of their facilities. This support aimed at maintaining
the highest standards of safety for assets and personnel alike .
It was also intended
to protect the environment and combat pollution at its source The company
insists on upgrading safety standards ,protecting the employees as well as the
contractor workers occupational health
and the environment.
The company realized remarkable achievements in these three
areas reflected in the awards and certificates which the company earned International
awards for example:
was awarded with the prise of the Royal Association for the prevention of
accidents (RoSPA) for its performance in Safety, Health and Environment.
prise also went this year to the three refineries as well as to the Local
company was also awarded with Arabia Offshore prize, for projects category in
appreciation of its study on Vapour Recovery Project at the Petrol Stations.
also won prize of the British Safety Council. The British council has been awarding the company with his Safety award for
several years in acknowledgement of its
remarkable performance in Health, Safety and Environment fields.
Training at the Safety Center in Ahmadi
Training courses and sessions at the Safety Training Center
in Mina Al-Ahmadi were available not only to the company employees but also to the contractor workers. The
number of employees who received training at the center reached 11991 trainees
who were recruited in 985 courses. In the meantime the company continued
sending a number of its employees especially firemen for training in other
countries . This emphasis on training
especially in the areas of Health, Safety and Environment reflected the
company interest in boosting its
employee skills and capabilities.
The company organized a number of health awareness campaigns
this year through the Medical Division in Health, Safety and Environment department
.The company also joined campaigns
sponsored by other agencies. Among the campaigns organized by the
company this year were the following:
BP for your safety ,during which the
employees Blood Pressure was checked and lectures were delivered by renowned
specialists to enlighten the attendees on blood pressure impact and how to minimize
Medical Division also organized in collaboration with KPC a lecture of healthy
meals during the holy month of Ramadan.
keeping with its habit the company also organized this year special campaigns
for blood donation at the Head Office and the
company refineries. The number of donors from KNPC showed the high sense of responsibility on
the part of the company employees and their concern for supplying the Blood
Bank with this life saving liquid. It was also another evidence to the
employees keenness to engage in voluntary work.
The Odor Management system is well underway where the
company is trying to eliminate odor of
oil and gas from the the working sites The implementation
rate of the project is now around75.6% and the whole project is
expected to be completed by end of the
year 2011 In the meantime implementation of several environmental projects is
in progress such as:
water Treatment facilities which was previously mentioned I some details.
Acid Gas Removal Plant (AGRP )in MAA and Revamp of the existing unit.
Recovery project at the company Filling Stations.
Recovery from Gas Oil in Shuaiba Refinery.
Flare Gas Recovery Unit at MAA.
Treatment Project at MAB.
Odor Management System
Odor can be controlled only when oil leaks and spills are prevented or halted. Leaks are naturally
associated with day today operation.
That is why it is important to detect, locate and prevent, so that a pollution free environment can be created
and maintained. The OMS is based on the following procedures:
-Identify odor sources in the refineries ,warehouses and
meticulous program to detect leaks in
the three refineries as well in the local marketing facilities, and take
necessary treatment measures. The company completed so far the first two stages
and it is now in the process of
redressing all leakage sources.
-Highly sensitive cameras had been installed to detect hydrocarbon emissions. The camera can detect
11 biochemical elements
-Follow up implementation of the programs connected with
this OMS Project.
D. AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS:
Several campaigns had
been conducted to increase the employees as well as the public awareness of the
environmental hazards and the means to minimise the industry environmental footprints. One of the
campaigns was concentrated on effluent treatment methods and how water generated from effluent treatment units can be utilized.
Another campaign about environmental incidents and their
impact was also organized during the
fiscal year and drew over 935 employees and contractors. The one week campaign was basically designed to
confront environmental incidents and educate attendees on the best ways tohandle
those incidents and minimize their impact on our environment.
The HSE department
also launched in July2010 a special program on Process Safety Management in compliance with the
Process Safety Program of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.