Our Safety Culture

In 1964, Oceaneering was established as a diving services provider. Although small in size, the nature of the work meant that our organization faced a relatively high level of risk.

Knowing this, we set out to improve, not only our own health, safety and environmental (HSE) practices, but also those of the diving industry which we served. As our portfolio of services has grown, we have continued to prioritize and advance our approach to HSE.

Measuring Safety Performance

We have built a reputation for outstanding safety performance, and release quarterly measurements of our safety performance.

TRIR Numbers

Life Saving Rules

In 2015, we codified a set of common HSE practices, and how to reduce risk, in what we call our Life Saving Rules. These rules were developed based on a two-year review of our high-hazard tasks and associated incidents. We reviewed incidents that resulted in a range of consequences, from days away from work (DAFW) to no consequence. We not only took a deep dive into incidents that had the potential for fatality or DAFW, but we also looked closely at incidents that required medical attention or first aid, near-hit cases and unsafe behavior.

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Energy Isolation

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Working at Height

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Suspended Loads

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Pressure Testing

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Confined Space

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Our greatest emphasis was placed on those incidents that did not result in a significant consequence, but which had the potential to result in a serious consequence. These six rules apply to every Oceaneering employee, as well as third parties operating in shared settings.

Since their introduction, the Life Saving Rules have enabled our organization to more precisely identify the activities and tasks posing the greatest risk of fatality. We have also determined associated processes to help protect our employees. We dig deeper, looking at not only the immediate causes of fatality or injury, but also the underlying behaviors contributing to adherence to the Life Saving Rules.

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