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Cairn appoints three health, safety executives to strengthen practices

April 16, 2018
Vedanta Cairn Oil and Gas said it has appointed three senior executives with diversified experience from across the globe to further strengthen the company's health and safety practices across various functional areas.

"With these latest hirings, the company aims to redesign the Health & Safety (HSE) programme to ensure that every operating unit has a head of safety and environment, that will help Cairn to meet their goal of becoming the leading global HSE player in the industry," the company said in a statement.

Kaushik Das has joined as the Chief Health & Safety Officer-Onshore for Cairn Oil and Gas to lead the Rajasthan HSE organisation at Barmer and also oversee the implementation of Process Safety Management across onshore operations.

Prior to joining Cairn, he was serving TransCanada Pipelines as a Senior Advisor.

Besides, Christopher W Waid has been appointed as the Chief Health and Safety Officer for SBU - Tight Gas Facilities, Cairn Oil and Gas. He was earlier associated with Universal Pegasus International as VP, Corporate HSE and Risk Management Onshore, Offshore and Downstream.

Froilan Vivas Merlo has been appointed as Chief Health and Safety Officer, SBU - Tight Oil and Tight Gas Development, Cairn Oil and Gas. He is a certified ISO 14001 and OSHA 18001 Internal Auditor, and has joined from Wintershall Argentina where he was holding the designation of a senior HSE leader. His key role will be to build the HSE capability and excellence in his SBU, according to the statement.

"The three seasoned leaders along with impactful initiatives by Vedanta will support us to be amongst the top HSE players in the natural resources sector and strengthen our commitment of keeping sustainability and the well-being of all our stakeholders at the heart of all our decisions," Sudhir Mathur, CEO, Vedanta Cairn Oil & Gas said.

In accordance with Vedanta Cairn's recent investment plan of USD 850 million in the oil & gas business, the company aims to build an integrated approach towards overall development, risk-reward mechanism and industry best safety practices, the statement said.

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