To mark this World Health Day (7 April 2022), Ipieca and IOGP have published new guidance on Health risk assessment and management.
A commitment to health risk management is fundamental to oil and gas operations. This guidance document presents the recommendations that the Ipieca-IOGP Health Committee and Occupational Hygiene Subcommittee consider essential for optimal health risk assessment (HRA) and management within a health, safety, and environment (HSE) management programme.
It addresses the incorporation of health risk management and its wider management in a company's business and HSE management system, as well as the application of the HRA and management process for all activities and health hazards within the oil and gas industry.
The report is presented primarily from the perspective of field operations and projects in upstream activities, however, the underlying principles of health risk management are equally relevant to any operation type, such as midstream and downstream activities, office locations and contractor activities that support these operations.
There is an accompanying compendium containing useful tools and good practices.
About the Ipieca-IOGP Health Committee
Ipieca and IOGP are passionate about the health and wellbeing of workers and communities, and work towards a responsible and caring culture that enables people to perform to the best of their potential. By being a joint IOGP and Ipieca committee, the Health Committee can address issues across the entire business lifecycle, while still being operation specific when needed.