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Operational Excellence (OE) requires constant attention to countless details and how our work is performed. Chevron's OE safety culture is based on 10 Tenets of Operation, a code of conduct that employees and contractors use and that supervisors and managers reinforce. The tenets are based on two key principles:

  • Do it safely or not at all.
  • There is always time to do it right.

The tenets address a wide range of behaviors. The key word in the tenets is Always.

  1. Always operate within design and environmental limits.
  2. Always operate in a safe and controlled condition.
  3. Always ensure safety devices are in place and functioning.
  4. Always follow safe work practices and procedures.
  5. Always meet or exceed customers' requirements.
  6. Always maintain integrity of dedicated systems.
  7. Always comply with all applicable rules and regulations.
  8. Always address abnormal conditions.
  9. Always follow written procedures for high-risk or unusual situations.
  10. Always involve the right people in decisions that affect procedures and equipment.

Updated: March 2012

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