SAFETY AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE
Why is our safety minded culture important to you? Accidents expose you to liability and costly project delays. Cascade Drilling has adopted safety as a company core value. We want all of our crews, our clients, and our subcontractors to return home safely and in good health at the end of each day. We work hard to promote safety as our number one value, both on our jobs and
How serious is Cascade Drilling about safety? We sought out and hired a Certified Safety Specialist1
with more than two decades experience as a safety professional in the petroleum industry before coming to Cascade Drilling to improve and direct our program. Cascade Drilling has since embraced a behavior based safety system know as LPS (Loss Prevention System); a system supported by some of our major oil company clients. We also have dedicated, full time safety officers at every location to provide training, and to implement and enforce our safe work practices and policies. Our adoption of safety as a core value extends to increased oversight of our subcontractors through subcontractor prequalification evaluations and continued job site observation..
SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Every Cascade crew foreman is personally responsible for the safety and training of his or her team. Every worksite team member is trained in the following disciplines.2
- OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120(e) and annual 8 hour refresher
- Loss Prevention System (LPS), a behavior based safety program, and annual LPS refresher
- Smith System Defensive Driver training by Smith System certified instructor, annually
- American Petroleum Institute (API) training
- Cascade Drilling New Hire Orientation Training program
- Cascade Drilling Hazard Recognition Program Training
- Cascade Drilling mandated job safety training programs
- Ives Certified Forklift Operator training
- First Aid, CPR and AED certified
- UPRR, BNSF, and Railroad Safety Orientation training
- Shell Safe System of Work training, including Shell 12 Lifesaving Rules
- BP Control of Work modular training
- Refinery specific safety training
- Radiation Worker II training
- All crews participate in Annual Medical Monitoring and are Respirator Fit Tested annually
- All Crews participate in documented Daily Tailgate Safety meetings held at the start of each job, everyday.
- All offices hold Monthly Crew Safety Meetings, required for all crew, where relevant safety issues are discussed and Near misses and Lessons Learned are reviewed
- All offices have active Safety Committees comprised of representative supervisory, field, and shop crew members. Safety Committee Meetings are held monthly
- All offices conduct Quarterly Safety Meetings which are typically 8 hours held on Saturdays. Select topics include: Near Miss Reviews & Safety Awards, JSA (Job Safety Analysis) & SOP Reviews, MSDS/Hazcomm Awareness, Heat & Cold Stress Awareness training, Welding and Electrical Hazards, Hand Safety, Back Safety, Fatigue Management, Job and Site Management, Wire Rope and Rigging Training, Vehicle Safety, Hydraulic and Pneumatic pressurized systems, and more.
Other aspects of our system program involve: Site Safety Inspections, Rewards for Near Miss and Incident Reporting, 90 day and Annual Vehicle Inspection Program, Safety Alert posters posted in shop and crew areas, Annual JSA Reviews, Accident and Incident Root Cause Investigations, including validation and verification of corrective actions, as well as numerous policies requiring employee signed acknowledgment.
As a Cascade customer, our safety summits will train you to identify worksite and drill rig safety concerns in a practical and methodical way. You'll see for yourself how we've engineered potential hazards out of our rigs. You'll leave our summit knowing more about safety than you ever thought you needed to know.
No one takes safety more seriously than Cascade Drilling. Contact us today
to learn more.
Cascade Drilling hired Mike Thomas, CSP, as Corporate Safety Manager several years ago to ensure our safety goals are met. Mike has nearly 30 years experience in the petroleum industry, 25 years as a safety professional. Mike has worked as a safety specialist at a large petroleum research facility, an environmental specialist for a pipelines and terminal division, a regional safety and environmental trainer, and a safety manager.
Certification of training and medical surveillance records are on hand at CD-LP local offices.