ExxonMobil launched its Malaria Initiative in 2000. Now, more than 20 years later, three experts supported by the company give their perspectives on what has been learned about the disease and highlight some accomplishments in research and innovation.
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has released a new pandemic-management guidance, documenting lessons learned from the past year.
This paper describes the evolution of a traditional occupational health group into a department that supports Shell’s strategy and improves business outcomes by intentionally focusing on care and human performance.

  • COVID-19 deaths at Mexico’s state-owned oil giant accelerated last month at the fastest pace since August amid a second wave of infections in the nation.
  • As the challenges of COVID-19 continue, the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has determined that its mission for 2021 will include unprecedented focus on the wellbeing of everyone who works in the industry, as well as the wider communities in which they operate.
  • The FERC requested that “a subset of the energy workforce … specifically, highly trained electrical field workers, power plant operators, transmission and distribution grid operators, and personnel who procure the energy needed to balance the grid” be moved up on the vaccine list.
  • A pair of new guidance documents from OSHA outline measures employers should take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of heat-related illness among workers wearing cloth facial coverings in hot and humid conditions or performing strenuous tasks.
  • Smartphone apps can help workers manage their own personal health information.
  • Within the mining industrial sector, workers in mining and oil and gas extraction have shown disparities in chronic health status compared with the general working population. This study separately compares chronic illnesses in retired miners and oil and gas workers with all other retirees.
  • The pandemic has been an unexpected jolt for the global economy, bringing many industries to a halt. Murphy has taken a step forward into a digital future by designing and implementing a COVID-19 tracking app that is easy to use, quick, and convenient.
  • A coalition of more than 40 organizations is urging the federal government to take steps to protect workers at oil and gas facilities, as well as the communities surrounding the sites, from the coronavirus. 
  • The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and IPIECA, the industry group focused on environmental and social performance, have released their annual assessment of health performance in the industry. The report is based on voluntary reporting from the two groups’ member companies.
  • Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities, and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
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