- The government's ambitions with regard to long term value creation from the petroleum industry require innovative solutions from all parties. Indeed, integration of HSE in the business should become more evident, more proactive, more efficient, and better adapted to all relevant target groups.
I sincerely and impatiently hope that we in the near future will hear new questions like: how much can my company benefit from having better targeted HSE investments and better HSE performance? That would be an innovative and more constructive approach towards both added value creation and better HSE-performance, the minister said, and added:
HSE costs? Of course it costs. Do you get value for the money? Definitely so. Integration of HSE in the business is a major key towards success both for the companies, the workers and the society, the Minister said.
Jop Groeneweg (photo) is an Assistant Professor at the Unit of Cognitive Psychology and Unit of Psychometrics and Experimental Design, and the project manager 'Human Error' at the Centre for Safety Research at Leiden University.
During his speech, "The future of HSE", he pointed out that accidents are the result of technical, personal and organisational deficiencies. And managin HSE requires strategic as well as operational solutions.
He also emphazised that the effective management of human error is crucial to the management of all risks involved in running an organization. And conclusion of human error research is that controlling the working environment is the most effective approach.