HOW WE WORK

Expert delegates and executives of the region work in cooperation in the Technical Committees and Working Groups, forming the engine of the Association to carry forward its strategic lines.

  • They develop work processes for continuous improvement based on the exchange of best practices and knowledge in discussion forums.
  • With unfolding innovations, they develop and edit Guides and Manuals that provide a basis for member companies to enrich their business models.
  • They contribute to provide training and the technical support required by member companies in the implementation of best practices.
  • They provide information to conduct benchmarking studies, whose purpose is to measure and compare the improvement in the performance of member companies.
  • The Technical Committees work with the support of the Executive Secretariat of ARPEL.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEES

Health, Safety and Environment

Created in 1991.

The work of this Committee cuts across upstream and downstream operations and is centered on occupational health and prevention of accidents in the workplace, on the integrity of operations, and on the continuous improvement of environmental management performance - with special attention to oil spill preparedness and response.

Its focuses on identifying new issues and challenges regarding health, safety and environment, working together to assess potential impacts on the industry and developing regional strategies to address them. Additionally, the Committee develops and promotes best practices in management systems, contributes towards the required training and compiles annual statistics on safety performance, and prepares a full environmental benchmarking report for its members.

 

  • “Our participation in this committee benefits us from many points of view. One of them is that while there are several international sources of materials, manuals and guides for the O&G industry , by participating in this Committee we may share experiences on their actual implementation in this field of Latin America and the Caribbean. Both the traditional subjects and emerging issues related to environment, health and safety are discussed openly, in all cases looking for the implementation of international best practices.”

    Carlos Videla, Member of the Executive Board of the Committee on Environment Health and Safety

“The ARPEL Health, Safety and Environment Committee has always been a key forum for the exchange of experiences, facilitating the implementation of HSE good practices by companies. Today we are addressing the new challenges of the oil and gas industry such as process safety, environmental emissions, the creation of healthy workplaces and the new frontiers of the industry"


Pablo Ferragut, Sustainability Project Manager

Contact:pferragut@arpel.org.uy