The wellbeing and safety of our communities are at the core of Saudi Aramco’s corporate ethos. We continue to nurture and reinforce a culture of safety within our communities with the promotion of road safety a central focus.
We depend on vibrant, inclusive local communities for the future health and prosperity of our society.
Promoting community health and well-being
The health of our employees, their families and the people in our communities is a priority for Saudi Aramco. Since 1933, Saudi Aramco has provided medical care to employees and their families.
As part of our continued commitment to providing quality health care, Saudi Aramco is developing a Health Care Business Model to improve the delivery and quality of medical care. We aim to set the standard for an improved health-care delivery model for the Kingdom.
To bring quality nursing care to a broader group of patients, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO) created a Nursing Outreach Program that helps local hospitals implement our best-practice model. Our Nursing Department conducted 21 workshops, attended by more than 1,000 nurses from local hospitals.
Building a culture of safety
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2011 to 2020 as the first “Decade of Action for Road Safety.”
The Eastern Province has the second-highest motor vehicle fatality rate in the Kingdom. For this reason, last year we appointed a full-time team dedicated to spearhead the effort to reduce motor vehicle fatalities through Saudi Aramco’s Traffic Safety Signature Program (TSSP).
In 2011, through TSSP’s focused efforts on the four E’s of traffic safety — Engineering, Education, Enforcement, and Emergency Care — the latest reports by the Traffic Police show a reduction of fatalities in the Eastern Province by more than five percent in the last three years — a hopeful sign that the program is making a difference.
- Engineering: We’ve been working with the Ministry of Transportation to raise the bar on better and safer designs for roads and highways.
- Education: Tens of thousands of youngsters and adults have used our hands-on driving simulators around the country, and we created the first comprehensive driver training manual in the Middle East, now being used in Saudi public schools.
- Enforcement: Both traffic police and Saudi Aramco Industrial Security employees are cracking down on speeders and reckless drivers.
- Emergency care: We’ve been teaching first responders across the Eastern Province the latest techniques of accident and life support for those critical minutes between the crash scene and the hospital.
Since 2009, the Saudi Aramco Safety Simulator Trailer has helped promote awareness of defensive driving among students and young people. In 2011, the trailer reached 23,000 students at schools, universities and institutes within the Central Province of Saudi Arabia. In December 2011, the trailer was visited by 9,329 people at various events in the Eastern Province.
Saudi Aramco has participated in the Gulf Cooperation Council Traffic Week for the last 27 years. We also organized Traffic Week 2011 Coordination Committees in all major company operating areas, with activities to educate employees and the public on how to prevent traffic incidents.
Our commitments for 2012 and beyond include:
- Helping to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the Eastern Province by 30 percent within the next 10 years through our Traffic Safety Signature Program.
- Installing 8,000 fire extinguishers in Aramco communities in 2012.
- Designing and implementing a volunteer management system to enable more accurate tracking of volunteer hours and activities.
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