Health and Safety

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our people and contractors. It remains an area of intense focus as we strive to create an injury- and incident-free workplace.

To support our commitment to health and safety, the company has implemented a comprehensive management system that applies to all Kosmos employees and contractors. This management system establishes and communicates expectations in safety, risk management, emergency preparedness, and environmental protection. Specific goals and targets for each element are benchmarked and measured to track the company’s performance.

In alignment with the Kosmos Energy business principles, we seek to ensure health, safety, environment and security (HSES) are a high priority during all phases of our operations. As such, we are committed to maintaining high standards that protect our employees, contractors and the communities where we operate.

We plan to accomplish this by having a positive impact, creating enduring value and practicing corporate social responsibility. Kosmos seeks to embody the principles of environmental stewardship with a goal of sustainable development.

At Kosmos, we are committed to:

  • Assessing and minimizing risks that could lead to incidents or that could lead to adverse environmental or social impacts
  • Reducing emissions and waste
  • Being prepared to use energy and other natural resources efficiently
  • Being prepared to effectively respond to emergencies
  • Helping our employees, contractors, co-venturers, vendors and service providers understand how their actions influence HSES performance
  • Working with stakeholders to understand the potential impacts of our activities
  • Continuously improving our HSES performance through effective management systems
  • These commitments are in addition to our basic expectation to comply with applicable health, safety, environmental and security laws and regulations


Kosmos reports safety data for our global operations, including both employees and contractors. The definitions of the safety data reported are consistent with those used by the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP).





Total Man Hours








Lost Time Injury Frequency




Total Recordable Injury Rate




Lost Time Injury Frequency represents the number of lost time injuries (fatalities and lost work day cases) per million work hours. Total Recordable Injury Rate refers to recordable injuries (fatalities, lost work day cases, restricted work day cases, and medical treatment cases) per million hours worked.