Week 27 in Review: Vaccinations, blue hydrogen, and taking a stand for diversity
Aramcons age 50 and older, as well as those 12 to 18, get the invitation they were looking for concerning the second vaccination for COVID-19.
Here are some of the top stories over the past week.
If you are 50 or older and need your second shot of Astra Zeneca or Pfizer, now is the time to build up your defense.
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) is now offering the second dose of vaccine shots for those who have already received their first dose, and is also taking appointments for youngsters between the ages of 12 and 18.
JHAH will schedule your second dose COVID-19 vaccination appointment, and you will receive an SMS with your appointment time. Your appointment will also be viewable in MyChart. If you don’t receive an SMS after one week, call 800-305-4444 to schedule a second dose appointment for you or your youngster.
Aramco’s efforts to promote and develop sustainable fuel solutions are gaining attention. During a recent media visit to company facilities by news agency Bloomberg, Aramco’s chief technology officer, Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter said that Aramco is exploring investment and partnership opportunities in blue hydrogen to meet increasing global demand for low carbon energy solutions, following the company’s first-ever delivery of the low carbon fuel to Japan last year.
“The use of hydrogen is expected to grow in the global energy system, and this world’s first demonstration represents an exciting opportunity for Aramco to showcase the potential of hydrocarbons as a reliable source of low carbon hydrogen and ammonia,” Al-Khowaiter said.
Aramco’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (D&I) has always been a corporate priority. As of last year, further efforts have been put in place to ensure that People with Disabilities (PwD) have a presence in the company.
One of the biggest milestones to happen this year is Aramco joining “The Valuable 500” — a global movement including 500 of the most influential business leaders to focus on systematic change — touching on business, social, and economic values for people living with disabilities around the world.
The Valuable 500 is a unique movement that puts disability on the business leadership agenda. As a World Economic Forum initiative, 500 CEOs around the world have all agreed to set disability and inclusion on their business agendas, to recognize the value and worth of 1.3 billion people globally living with a disability. This sits at the top of Aramco’s operations, as the company is committed to adding comprehensive corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to place disability inclusion as one of its core values in business leadership.
A three-week traffic safety campaign conducted in the Tanajib area for construction contractors from the Chinese Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (SINOPEC) sought not only to improve traffic safety awareness, but also achieve zero motor vehicle accidents as a result.
Site supervisors carried out joint safety inspections on vehicles and equipment at the construction site, focusing on licenses, routine inspection records, tire patterns, and windshield wipers, and a traffic accident emergency drill was also conducted at the job site.
Meanwhile, a “Traffic Safety with Me” event was launched by SINOPEC, combined with a safety stand-down toolbox talk on traffic safety conducted by site supervisors, in which traffic regulations, company and contractor safety cultures, and the traffic safety responsibilities of supervisors and drivers were discussed.
In its first exhibition since closing over the pandemic, the Dhahran Arts Group welcomed Dhahran artist Evonne Reynolds and her “Strange Weather” exhibit.
The solo art exhibit, “Strange Weather,” featured the work of local artist Evonne Reynolds, with a collection of acrylic and mixed media paintings that offer a dialogue on changes to the human experience in response to the pandemic and the almost fictional political, economic, and social climate. Reynolds, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, had left her artistic career for nearly 10 years, but picked up her brushes and pallet again when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the world went into global lockdown.