Schlumberger HSE for Youth is an initiative that shares expertise within communities by empowering young people to make responsible, safe decisions regarding health, safety and the environment.
Sharing innovative best practice
The initiative recently received a 2012 Innovation Award from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) at the SPE/APPEA HSE International Conference held in Perth, Australia.
The SPE/APPEA Innovation Awards acknowledge excellence and innovation in health, safety and environmental management and serve to share best practices within the industry.
Building HSE awareness
HSE for Youth, initiated in 2008 by Schlumberger, is facilitated through workshops led by trained volunteers that include employees and their spouses, customers, and members of local communities.
Since its inception, the program has provided age-appropriate workshops to children around the world. Reaching out to young people from ages 8 to 18, HSE for Youth focuses on seven areas where Schlumberger can share its HSE expertise—injury prevention, road safety, personal security, malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, water, and climate change. To date, more than 4,000 young people and 400 volunteers have participated in over 150 HSE for Youth workshops in more than 25 countries.