Aera’s San Ardo employees celebrated seven years without a single OSHA-recordable injury at a special barbecue last month. Mike Ohman, manager of operations for San Ardo (shown addressing the team), also congratulated Aera’s business partners for achieving four years without a recordable injury at the location.
“Safety comes first at Aera,” Ohman said. “It takes all of us working together to achieve this milestone.”
Aera’s San Ardo oil operations are located 30 miles north of Paso Robles, just east of State Route 101. The field produces an average of 10,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day.
Last year, Aera achieved a company-wide safety rate that’s 14 times better than national manufacturing and 26 times better than California state and local government.