Tirelessly Focused on Safety
Beyond Compliance: Leading the Way for Voluntary Protection
Our Employees Are Our
Through innovation, we are advancing environmental stewardship, process safety and reliability.
Emergency Management Planning Our company-wide emergency management process is designed to assess potential risks posed to our people and operations and implement solutions.
Goal Zero: Nobody Gets Hurt
Under our new “Goal Zero” program, we reviewed incident data across our refinery system and identified six areas to help drive even safer operations:
- Heavy Equipment/Vehicle Operations
- Energy Isolation and Control
- Contractor Safety Management
- Hand Awareness and Safety
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Dropped Objects
We are focused on improvement in each of those areas.
We also have developed a Control of Hazardous Energy and Materials (CHEM) assessment, looking at refinery processes from the preparation of equipment for maintenance to the way the equipment is placed back into service afterward.
These assessments closely examine the human aspect of our processes and challenge our team to really focus on the procedures designed to protect them. Valero’s innovative data-based approach and focus on key areas are designed to bring incident and injury rates down to nothing. Because zero is our goal.