Health and BMI


What is BMI

Our Body Mass Index (BMI) is a “rule of thumb” measurement of body fat in our body. BMI does not measure the percentage of fat that we have. BMI gives an indication of a person’s “thickness” or “thinness” and is an universally accepted indicator for determining obesity.

Why BMI affects my work

Being obese adds a lot more stress to your body and increases the risk of heart-related diseases. We work in hard conditions in the field and require good physical health and energy to carry out our work. Obese people are prone to over-exertion while working in the environment we are in. This may result in long-term health concerns or in the worse case, early death. These days, clients have more stringent requirement when it comes to physical health of people working on board. One key indicator they look to is BMI. By encouraging our employees to watch their BMI is our way of ensuring they are safe during work and return to their families safely. An alert engineer keeps the danger away.

How to Calculate my BMI

Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated by the following formula : mass [kg] / (height[meters])sq. You can calculate your BMI using the calculator provided below.


BMI Chart – Based on Health Risk (Singapore Definition)

BMI range – kg/m2 Health Risk
> 27.5 High risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes
23.0 ~ 27.4 Moderate risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes
18.5 ~ 22.9 Low Risk (healthy range)
< 18.4 Risk of developing problems such as nutritional deficiency and osteoporosis


BMI Chart – WHO Definition

Category BMI range – kg/m2
Very severely underweight < 15.0
Severely underweight 15.0 ~ 16.0
Underweight 16.0 ~ 18.5
Normal (healthy weight) 18.5 ~ 25
Overweight 25 ~ 30
Obese Class I (Moderately obese) 30 ~ 35
Obese Class II (Severely obese) 35 ~ 40
Obese Class III (Very severely obese) > 40

Rutledge Assurances

Thank all in Rutledge who played a part in caring about others enough to work in a manner that, ‘Nobody Gets Hurt’ – no cuts, no bruises, no medical treatment required, no lost time, no pain.

—Exxon Mobil