Throughout BP's operations across the globe, nothing is more important to us than health, safety and security of our workforce and the communities in which we operate, and behaving responsibility towards our shared environment. We must be vigilant and always looking out for one another.
BP utilizes some of the most stringent safety standards in the industry. Whether workers are driving vehicles, operating machinery or simply observing work, BP demands the highest standards of care, attention and performance. BP expects every member of our team to play a role in making this a safe project and, in turn, has given authority to every single person on site to stop any activity at any time for health or safety concerns.
At the BP Paulsboro remediation site, every day begins with a safety meeting when environmental cleanup work is to be conducted. The priority of safety was evident during the work in 2011 and 2012 to install BP's new remediation systems. Over 21,000 labor hours were expended without injury. These hours included the installation of 160 remediation wells that required 10,500 feet (2 miles) of drilling; the installation of more than 38 miles of underground tubing and piping co-located in over four miles of trenches; and, seven lifts of heavy equipment using cranes. BP employed this same focus on safety in designing the remediation systems, and in how they are operated and maintained as part of the cleanup of the site. Since 2012, BP and its contractors have spent thousands of hours safely operating and maintaining the cleanup systems while port activity proceeds uninterrupted around them. BP's goal has been to make certain that its systems are located optimally to maximize safe and efficient operations for workers on the site, future tenants of the Port, and the community of Paulsboro.
The Paulsboro Marine Terminal operates under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules and access to BP’s securely fenced six-acre parcel is controlled via the Port main entrance off Universal Avenue. BP’s contractors working at the site have the required security clearance, also known as Transport Worker Identification Credential or TWIC card. Visitors and deliveries to the BP parcel are escorted while onsite.