Environment & Safety
NuStar Energy L.P. is committed to achieving the highest standards of safety and environmental excellence throughout our organization.
Curt Anastasio, President and CEO, fully supports health, safety and environmental excellence and has led the way providing “The safety of our employees, contract employees, customers, neighbors and the environment is a core business value and an important priority.”
It is every employee’s responsibility to conduct business in accordance with this commitment, and management’s responsibility to provide the resources, equipment, training, and tools to ensure continued improvement. And, we’re proud of the results we’ve achieved thanks to our employees' commitment to this mission.
2011 was another great year for NuStar as we maintained our status as a leader in our industry in terms of safety and environmental performance. We finished the year with zero lost-time injuries throughout the entire company, which is obviously much better than our lost-time incident rate (LTIR) of 0.15 in 2010.
Our total recordable injury rate (TRIR), which is based on the number of recordable injuries that occur per 200,000 man hours worked, continues to be far better than the industry average. In fact, we nearly cut our TRIR in half as we had a rate of 0.35 in 2011 compared to 0.69 in 2010.
What's more, we continued to improve our environmental performance. We had a 15% reduction in reportable releases, making this the seventh consecutive year in which we've improved in this category.
As NuStar Energy L.P. continues to grow, safety will remain our highest priority. Our safety program will continue to evolve and improve as best safety practices are shared among all of our facilities, with the constant goal of achieving safe, accident-free facilities throughout our system.