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Safety

Overview

Safety both on and off the job is a priority at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC). MPC is committed to creating a safe environment and works diligently to achieve an accident-free, incident-free workplace throughout all its operations. Our focus is on continually improving on-the-job safety and process safety through training, awareness, and performance improvement and compliance programs.

We have developed a “Life Critical Expectations” document that outlines the company’s expectations for its employees and contractors to work safely.

 Life Critical Expectations

OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

VPP LogoOSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) recognizes employers and workers in private industry and federal agencies that have implemented effective safety and health management systems. In addition to effective management systems, these companies have maintained injury and illness rates below the Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. VPP is an outstanding cooperative program between regulators and industry to help drive higher-level safety performance.

OSHA uses a rigorous application and inspection process to award VPP designation. There are three levels of designation: Demonstration, Merit and Star status. The highest level of designation is Star status, which 14 MPC facilities have earned.

 VPP  Ladder

OSHA VPP STAR FACIILITIES

Clermont, Indiana, area   Speedway, Indiana, terminal
Columbus, Ohio, terminal   Indianapolis, Indiana office
Texas City, Texas, refinery   Detroit, Michigan refinery
Garyville, Louisiana, refinery   Robinson, Illinois, refinery
Nashville, Tennessee, terminal   N. Muskegon, Michigan, terminal
Findlay, Ohio, Office   Capline Facility at Patoka, Illinois
Griffith, Indiana, office   Canton, Ohio, refinery

Personal Safety


Health and safety are important to our success as a company; if our employees and contractors are not safe, then other measures of success lose their meaning. We track the metrics reported in this section as a matter of accountability to our employees, contractors and to the communities in which we live. We want you to know how we’re doing.

Figure 1: Safety Performance (Injury Rates)

MPC Employee & Contractor Safety

Injury Rates represents the number of incidents per 200,000 hours of work. The Days Away Rate represents injuries that caused at least one missed day of work, also per 200,000 hours of work.

MPC also measures safety performance applying the MPC Safety Performance Index (MSPI). This metric is an internally developed metric based on recordable injuries, weighted for their severity. 

Figure 2: MPC Safety Performance Index (MSPI)*

MPC Safety Performance Index (MSPI)

*Includes contractors

Process Safety

In simplest terms, process safety means that our pipes, tanks, processing units, valves and other hardware all work as intended – keeping hazardous substances where they belong. Of course, for that to work, the controls we have in place must all function properly too – maintenance plans, equipment testing, alarms, monitoring systems and the procedures people use as they work with these components. We track the metrics reported in this section as a matter of accountability to our employees, contractors and to the communities in which we live. We want you to know how we’re doing.

Figure 3: Process Safety Indicator Pyramid

Process Safety Indicator Pyramid

Figure 3 taken from API Recommended Practice (RP) 754, Process Safety Performance
Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries Second Edition (April 2016)

MPC tracks process safety consistent with the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) Recommended Practices 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. This practice includes both lagging and leading process safety metrics to better gauge a company’s performance. PSE Tier 1 and Tier 2 rates are calculated per 200,000 worker exposure hours (employees and contractors). This is consistent with the basis for calculating OSHA occupational Injury/illness rates.

 Figure 4: Total PSE Tier 1 Annual Rates and Five-Year Rolling Average

Process Safety Event (PSE) Tier 1 and Tier 2 rates are calculated using a 200,000 worker exposure hour multiplier (employees and contractors) consistent with the basis for calculating OSHA occupational Injury/illness rates.

Figure 5: Total PSE Tier 2 Annual Rates and Five-Year Rolling Average

MPC PSE Tier 2 Rates

Process Safety Event (PSE) Tier 1 and Tier 2 rates are calculated using a 200,000 worker exposure hour multiplier (employees and contractors) consistent with the basis for calculating OSHA occupational Injury/illness rates.