Last week, BP published its own investigation into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon blowout. It concluded that the failure of eight technical systems designed either to prevent this kind of disaster or mitigate its effects were to blame. The report makes no mention of how the company manages safety and whether this may have contributed.
This has surprised safety experts. "The fact that BP has failed to identify its organisational structure as a factor in the accident is itself an indication of a problem with its safety culture," says Erik Hollnagel, who specialises in industrial safety at MINES ParisTech in France.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
BP doesn't DO safety!: