BP abolishes safety ombudsman
“BP is disbanding the external safety ombudsman it set up after a fatal explosion at a company refinery in Texas in 2005 despite a growing number of concerns raised by the oil company’s employees.
“More than half the issues raised since the office was established in 2006 relate to BP’s operations in Alaska.
“BP said it would not extend the office’s tenure beyond June.
“The move comes less than a fortnight after the company announced it was setting up a new internal safety function, led by its head of safety and operations, Mark Bly.