3 ways oil and gas CEOs can prevent catastrophic accidents

09/21/2010 | Forbes

The Deepwater Horizon disaster underscored the need for energy-sector executives to take responsibility for creating companywide cultures of safety, writes Thomas R. Krause, chairman of the board of safety consultant BST. To make that happen, CEOs need to spend time learning about the operational realities of "platforms and shop floors" and pay more attention to integrity and safety reports. "Like it or not, in the oil and gas industry and in other industries with catastrophic potential, the CEO must take on the primary leadership role in safety," Krause writes.

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