• March 8, 2014
  • Mark LaCour
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Safety is a big deal at Chevron. Learn how its a top business drive inside this world class super major.


Transcript of Session –

Hey, folks. Let’s learn something new about the oil and gas industry, shall we?


All right. Today, we’re going to talk about Chevron and more importantly how big a safety culture is a business driver for Chevron. And this was not made more apparent to me than yesterday when I was leaving the Chevron building downtown Houston on Smith St. and was getting ready to jaywalk and what happens? One of the employees of Chevron who I did not knew who he was, but later found out that he works for the IT department which is called ITC at Chevron. He actually stopped me before I jaywalk across the street and said, “Sir, it’s not safe for you to this. Let me show you the right way where you cross the street.”

And I was just wowed, right? ‘Cause 25, 30 years ago, safety that was something that was important in oil and gas, but at the executive level, not the frontline be on the street and have a complete stranger that who’s an employee of Chevron stop me in public and help me do something safer, it just shows you how big a business driver safety is to Chevron. And then, I have to say hats off for Chevron for not making it some executive decision, but actually instilling into the culture of the business itself that safety is a key performance indicator, right? And safety is something important to every single person.

So this lowly Chevron employee who stopped me from doing something that was unsafe really shows you how the culture of Chevron is a safety culture. And you know what? For that, I’d say hats off, way to go Chevron.