Safety is our number one priority at the refinery, both the safety of the people who come to work here each day, and the safety of the community in which we operate.  We pride ourselves on our safety culture and are always looking for ways to promote that culture even beyond our gates.  That’s why we are so excited to partner with the Martinez Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a dedicated group of volunteer leaders who work to educate and train residents on everything from earthquake preparedness to light search and rescue.

Shell is sponsoring CERT’s new community safety trailer which will house their gear and also appear at community events to support their programs.  Last night, a group of us from the refinery appeared with CERT leaders before the Martinez City Council to announce this partnership and encourage people to get involved.  Many of the health and safety leaders at Shell are Martinez residents, and several joined us for this presentation.  You can watch it by clicking on http://martinez.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=1055 –item c on the agenda.  You can also learn more about CERT and their course offerings by logging on to http://martinezcert.org/

Our thanks to Ralph Sattler and Brian Lindbolm of CERT who reached out to us for this great opportunity.  Together we can all build a culture of safety.

- Steve