In a filing on executive pay, Transocean said, “Notwithstanding the tragic loss of life in the Gulf of Mexico, we achieved an exemplary statistical safety record.” Based on the total rate of incidents and their severity, “we recorded the best year in safety performance in our company’s history.”
The company calculates this claim based on the rate of incidents per 200,000 hours that employees work and the potential severity of those incidents. In 2010, the rate of incidents dropped 4%.
Handing out a safety award is also a dig at BP, which Transocean continues to blame for all mistakes at the Maconda Well.
We’ll also note, however, that Transocean described last summer as “the most proactive company in the oil industry,” according to safety school OCS Group.
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