I added up the numbers and we have averaged 6.8 deaths per year since 2004 (farthest back data I could find) at Chevron. I’m not discounting the tragedy of death by any means, but shouldn’t our safety score be a positive (or at least neutral) this year, given less than average fatalities?
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What is the standard? That’s a fair question. Let’s pick “7”, since the number seven is considered a standard of luck and fortune. If Chevron has managed to keep its annual death statistic during that long of period to an average of 6.8 deaths per year, then we are not doing that bad. We are actually below the standard for that metric. What’s the problem?
While I agree each death is a tragic, it is not like the billion saved by discounting employee’s CIP is going directly to the affected families. Why not apply a higher death penalty directly to Sr. Management compensation and have the penalty money’s go for direct compensation to the injured and families of the dead.
It's not appropriate to compare the number of fatalities at a company to a "standard," as each death is a tragic and unique event with real consequences for individuals and families. It's important for companies to prioritize the safety of their employees and take steps to minimize the risk of workplace accidents and fatalities.
Having fewer fatalities than average is certainly a positive development, but it's also important to recognize that even one death is one too many. Companies should always strive to continuously improve their safety programs and practices to protect their employees and prevent workplace accidents. The ultimate goal should be to achieve zero fatalities and ensure that everyone goes home safe at the end of each work day.
We had like five times as many employees and contractors in 2004.
@xqf, Oh yeah? Office employees don’t do any meaningful work? We cut your paycheck twice a month, bubba. Isn’t that meaningful enough for you?
- 8% average deaths per year? That’s not too bad. I bet practically all of them were contractors. We employees of Chevron should not be held accountable for the deaths of workers who are actually employed by another company. All Chevron can do is hire companies with excellent safety plans and metrics. But we cannot go as far as to hold ourselves responsible for deaths on their watch. That’s mostly on them. If anything on our CIP scorecard, Chevron should count contractor injuries and deaths as only a fraction of what one of our Chevron employees are worth. Come on MW, aren’t you the top employee here? We all look up to our leader to think of something smart.
MW should take a cut himself. He destroyed the morale of this company with the layoff obsession. What does he expect will happen?
cdg, Contractors don't have skin in the game? Who do you think does the manual labor? It certainly isn't Chevron office people. Why do Chevron office people even get a bonus, they don'd do any meaningful work?
Can we get fatalities excluding contractors, they don't even have skin in the game
Amusing, MW removed “zero is attainable” and “there’s always time to do it right” from the Chevron Way when he became CEO, and is now he’s punishing us for the consequences he created.
Me thinks the 1.4 was more about a cooling job market and less about performance. They’ll fu-k us as hard as they can, whenever they can.