Injury rate

According to data for 2016, the injury rate at Russian subsidiaries of LUKOIL Group was lowerThe comparison is based on the bulletin Occupational injuries in the Russian Federation in 2016, source: (the website of the Federal State Statistics Service). The injury rate is understood to mean the number of fatalities and lost time injuries (for one business day or more) per 1,000 employees. The comparison was performed for the following industries: production of crude oil and natural gas and the provision of services in these areas, the output of petroleum products, electricity generation, and pipeline transportation). than the injury rate of the industries in which Russian subsidiaries of LUKOIL Group operate. In 2017 we managed to considerably improve the values of indicators related to injuries, such as the lost time accident frequency rate and the total number of lost time injuries in Russian subsidiaries.

We carefully investigate each accident, determine the causes, and analyze all circumstances surrounding it in order to prevent any repeat accidents in the future. (The incidents in 2017 mainly related to road traffic accidents, rockslides, and injuries due to high voltage.)

The total number of injured employees at such accidents in Russia dropped over three years by a third, including at LUKOIL Group subsidiaries (by 33%), and contractor organizations (by 33%). Nevertheless, despite the reduction in the total number of accidents and injuries, there was a rise in the number of fatalities at contractor organizations.

Workers

Indicators related to occupational injuries and diseases at Russian subsidiaries of LUKOIL Group
2015 2016 2017
Total number of occupational accidents 24 18 16
Number of injured employees (total number of injuriesIf an employee was injured more than once during the reporting period, each instance is recorded as a separate injury.), including: 30 27 18
number of fatalities (FA) 7 4 3
number of lost time injuries (LTI) 23 23 15
Number of employees with occupational diseases established for the first time 7 6 5
Lost time accident frequency rate (LTAFR) 0.28 0.21 0.19
Severity rate (SR) 81.0 69.7 71.6
Occupational disease rate (ODR) 0.082 0.070 0.060
Indicators related to occupational injuries and diseases at Russian subsidiaries of contractor organizations
2015 2016 2017
Total number of occupational accidents 24 22 16
Number of injured employees (total number of injuriesIf an employee was injured more than once during the reporting period, each instance is recorded as a separate injury.), including: 29 28 20
number of fatalities (FA) 7 8 10
number of lost time injuries (LTI) 22 20 10


Note. Lost time accident frequency rate = Number of occupational accidents in the reporting period * 1000 / Average headcount of employees in the reporting period. Injury severity rate = Number of days of temporary incapacity for work (due to occupational accidents) according to the closed sick leave certificates in the reporting period / Number of accidents for which sick leave certificates were closed in the reporting period. Occupational disease rate = Number of persons with newly established occupational diseases in the reporting period * 1000 / Average headcount in the reporting period.
Indicators related to occupational injuries and diseases at LUKOIL Group foreign subsidiaries
2015 2016 2017
Total number of occupational accidents 8 1 4
Number of injured employees (total number of injuriesIf an employee was injured more than once during the reporting period, each instance is recorded as a separate injury.), including: 8 1 4
number of fatalities (FA) 0 0 1
number of lost time injuries (LTI) 8 1 3
Number of employees with occupational diseases established for the first time 0 0 0
Lost time accident frequency rate (LTAFR) 0.38 0.05 0.24
Indicators related to occupational injuries and diseases at LUKOIL Group contractor organizations
2015 2016 2017
Total number of occupational accidents 4 4 4
Number of injured employees (total number of injuriesIf an employee was injured more than once during the reporting period, each instance is recorded as a separate injury.), including: 5 4 5
number of fatalities (FA) 2 0 0
number of lost time injuries (LTI) 3 4 5


Note. Lost time accident frequency rate = Number of occupational accidents in the reporting period * 1000 / Average headcount of employees in the reporting period. Injury severity rate = Number of days of temporary incapacity for work (due to occupational accidents) according to the closed sick leave certificates in the reporting period / Number of accidents for which sick leave certificates were closed in the reporting period. Occupational disease rate = Number of persons with newly established occupational diseases in the reporting period * 1000 / Average headcount in the reporting period.

We believe the main way to reduce injuries is to further improve the HSE Management System of LUKOIL Group and to increase the motivation of employees and management of subsidiaries to ensure safe work.

In 2017 the Company began implementing new tools to increase safety levels in this regard:

  • over 200 leadership safety visits were held, with the participation of line managers – from the senior vice president of PJSC LUKOIL to the management of subsidiaries
  • Safety Days were held throughout the Company, with the participation of key contractors
  • Cooperation Plans with key contractors on health, safety and environment issues were introduced at LUKOIL Group subsidiaries

In order to further improve health and safety, plans are under way to bolster work in the following areas:

  • improve the operational efficiency of decision-making to prevent and/or resolve emergencies
  • increase the commitment of both management and employees in ensuring and complying with safe working methods
  • establish the necessary terms and conditions to prevent emergencies at contractor (subcontractor) organizations