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Occupational Health & Safety

We are guided by one overarching principle: We do not compromise on safety. We build safety into everything we do, and it is our number one priority. All activities are based on a zero-accident mindset.

Safety is an integral part of our foundation, our daily operations and business, at sea and ashore. The safety and wellbeing of our people are essential to achieving our business goals.

Odfjell takes a holistic approach to safety, with a focus on minimizing the risks for anyone involved in our business, setting high standards, and actively building an exemplary safety culture.

A zero accident mindset means that we work proactively and do not accept personnel injuries, pollution or accidents.

Safety and security are everyone's responsibility.

Safety focus areas

  • Risk assessment and work permits for all tasks done on board and at our terminals

  • Process safety, including spill and release reduction at our terminals

  • Stop work authority for all employees

  • Collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement of safety management systems

  • Constant advancement of safety culture

Procedures & Policies

  • Our core business of operating ships and terminals are governed by regulations that put health and safety front and center. Odfjell complies with all relevant health and safety regulations and requirements.
  • In 2022 we implemented the IOGP’s Life-Saving Rules as an addition to the already extensive safety procedures.
  • Our QHSSE program ensures a safe working environment, low environmental risks, stable employment and long-term profitability.
  • The safety management system for our ships is certified according to the ISM Code, and the safety management system for terminals is certified and audited through the CDI-T process.
  • We have dedicated emergency preparedness policy procedures and systems, dedicated contingency/operations teams, and conducts regular training and exercises.
  • We routinely carry out risk assessments, including security-related risk, to understand the threats we face and how best to mitigate them, f.ex. piracy and cyber security. 

For more information on our Safety performance please see:

ESG report: Social

Health, Safety & Environmental Policy

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