Culture

Meet the men and women who continuously improve safety across BP’s operations.

“There’s always an opportunity to learn from each other — especially in terms of safety. It pushes us to consistently challenge ourselves to be better.”
Jason James - Blender Process Superintendent, Cherry Point Refinery
JASON JAMES
At BP, we are lucky to have a lot of smart people. There’s always an opportunity to learn from each other — especially in terms of safety. It pushes us to consistently challenge ourselves to be better. It’s our shared goal, as a site and as a corporation, to implement very conservative safety measures on the most important elements. If we don’t maintain a sense of vigilance, we could end up complacent.
“Everything we do, regardless of how small, is assessed for risk to keep us safe.”
Gary Price - Wellsite Leader, Houston Monitoring Center
GARY PRICE
I’ve been associated with several oil companies throughout the years, and I can tell you that everything BP does has safety as its priority. For example, we conduct a job safety and environmental analysis before doing any task offshore. This is done before beginning even the smallest procedures, such as sweeping the deck. Everything we do, regardless of how small, is assessed for risk to keep us safe.
“Where I make the biggest impact is process safety, ensuring the environment that surrounds the workers is sound, from the compressors to the piping.”
Brie Olson Stahnke - Facilities Engineering Team Lead, Durango
BRIE OLSON STAHNKE
As facilities engineering team lead in Durango, I am responsible for all of the equipment you see above ground at our site. In my world, there are two types of safety: personal safety and process safety. Where I make the biggest impact is process safety, ensuring the environment that surrounds the workers is sound, from the compressors to the piping. By doing that, they can better focus on their personal safety. The two go hand-in-hand.
“BP provides us continuous education and hands-on training to learn about the new equipment that comes out so we’re prepared to deliver safe operations.”
Jay Anderson – Health, Safety & Environment Site Leader, Gulf of Mexico
JAY ANDERSON
I started in the oil field in 1994. From the oil field to the drilling platform, our operations are always changing, innovating and improving. BP provides us continuous education and hands-on training to learn about the new equipment that comes out so we’re prepared to deliver safe operations. And if there is a situation where we are not comfortable with something, BP empowers us with the right to stop the job.
“If everyone, from the CEO to the new employee, feels they have the power to stop a job, that says more than any metric can about a company’s safety culture.”
Ryan Nash – Health, Security, Safety, Environment & Operating Management System Specialist, BP Wind Energy
RYAN NASH
There are many methods for measuring safety, but BP’s safety goes beyond measurements.  To me, it’s about maintaining a culture centered around safety, and BP provides an environment that empowers people to stop any job if they feel something isn’t right. If everyone, from the CEO to the new employee or contractor, feels they have the power to stop a job, any job, then that says more than any metric can about a company’s safety culture.