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Committed Culture

Last updated August 20, 2014

Vision 20/20 - Five Industry Tenets

In a Committed Culture, executives involve themselves personally, managers and supervisors drive excellent execution every day, and all employees maintain a sense of vigilance and vulnerability.

What does it mean in 20/20?

All employees and contractors commit to “do it right” and have a plan for when it goes wrong. 

  • Executives personally and visibly lead process safety.
  • Operators and mechanics diligently follow procedures and speak up when they suspect a problem or see an opportunity for improvement.
  • Supervisors and managers verify work is done properly, intervene to correct situations, and openly communicate negative news to management.

What is the value?   

  • Doing “the right thing, the right way” shift after shift, day in and day out, prevents incidents.
  • A Committed Culture supports both safe AND reliable operations.  

What can I do?

  • Perform all tasks, correctly, every time.
  • Support your leadership in demonstrating a commitment to process safety.
  • Recognize that “it could happen here…”