By Ruby Henry,2014-12-28 20:35
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weahterford 8 GEMS


    Safety our

    Critical Priority

    1. Communication of Safety Culture

    Communicating leadership commitment and 'walking the talk' are critical components of an effective safety culture. This in turn creates employee awareness and promotes actions that result in achieving excellent safety performance. This is the culture we require at Weatherford and therefore;

    Management will:

    ; actively and visibly participate in QHSSE programs, meetings and training;

    ; delineate roles and responsibilities and ensure all levels of employees are

    involved and held accountable for meeting safety expectations;

    ; establish clear safety goals and objectives, identify key performance indicators for

    safety and ensure that systems are in place to promote continuous improvement;


    ; ensure best practices regarding QHSSE systems, programs and technology are

    shared throughout the company.

    Employee will:

    ; maintain a safe, secure and healthy workplace;

    ; follow health, safety and security precautions and practices, including the use of

    required PPE;

    ; promote safe work practices;

    ; always maintain Company property and equipment in safe operating conditions;

    ; STOP any work when the task cannot be done safely; and

    ; actively participate in all safety awareness programs.

    2. Short Service Employees (SSEs)

    Limited experience or competency in any new task or environment may constitute a hazard, especially for new employees or those around them. To help heighten awareness of this condition, all employees with six months or less experience with the company or six months or less experience in a particular job discipline, are designated as Short Service Employees until competency is demonstrated and verified.

    All Short Service Employees will be:

    ; verified to have completed all specified Safety orientation training before

    commencing any work activity;

    ; required to wear the easily identifiable, specially- designated i-visibility

    orange?hard hat; and

    ; assigned an experienced, competent mentor who is responsible for ensuring the

    SSE is satisfactorily learning his job skills and responsibilities including the

    associated hazards, Company procedures and his QHSSE responsibilities.

    3. Safe Work Practices

    All personnel must receive appropriate training, and all jobs are to be performed in a safe,

    secure and environmentally responsible manner in accordance with applicable Policies,

    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Work Instructions (WI's). The SOP's and

    WI's are to be based upon a risk and hazard assessment. All employees must be familiar

    with their locations emergency response plans. Safe work practices also include: ; Training: All employees shall receive appropriate QHSSE and technical training

    and must understand the company's policies and expectations regarding our

    preventative safety culture before undertaking any task.

    o Relevant training topics will be determined according to job function and

    title. Training must be documented and competency verified.

    o Managers are responsible for ensuring that the workforce receives the

    required training by providing leadership and allocating required time and


    o New or transferred employees, contractors and other visiting personnel are

    to undergo appropriate orientation/induction, which covers QHSSE rules

    and emergency procedures.

    ; Permit to Work: The following tasks are to be performed only in accordance

    with Weatherford's established Permit to Work procedures:

    o An entry into a confined space that has:

    ; known or potential hazards that cannot be eliminated,

    ; hazardous atmosphere that cannot be maintained in a safe

    condition, or

    ; sandblasting, welding, or oxy/acetylene cutting outside an

    established safe area.

    o Maintenance of machinery or performance of tasks requiring energy

    isolation of any kind (Lockout/Tagout).

    ; Job Safety Analysis (JSA): Before work begins, JSA's are to be developed and

    reviewed by all employees involved in:

    o all non-routine jobs, jobs with the highest injury or illness rates, or jobs

    with the potential to cause severe or disabling injuries or illness,

    o jobs that require departure from SOP's or WI's, or present a change in

    normal work conditions; and

    o jobs complex enough to require a written hazard assessment. ; Working at Heights: Before performing work on elevated surfaces (as defined

    by local safety standards) that are not equipped with appropriate guardrails,

    employees will:

    o receive training on working at heights and fall protection, and demonstrate


    o participate in pre-planning for the job, including a review of the fall rescue

    plan with supervisory and other involved personnel;

    o inspect fall protection equipment to ensure it is undamaged and fit-for-

    purpose; and

    o use all required fall protection equipment.

    4. PPE Responsibility

    Every effort is made to eliminate hazards from the workplace; however, sometimes totally eliminating the hazard is not possible, and Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) is required to perform tasks. PPE requirement in work areas, for special tasks or equipment operation will be assessed, identified and documented. The specified PPE requirement shall be clearly posted, and all employees shall;

    ; use at a minimum, hard hats, safety glasses and steel- toed footwear in defined

    'work areas', plus appropriate clothing;

    ; receive documented training on required PPE, and management will ensure


    ; wear gloves when performing work that may expose the hands to extreme

    temperatures, cuts, abrasions or hazardous chemicals;

    ; when working with acids (including batteries containing acids or solid cell under

    dverse conditions?, caustics, solvents, industrial soaps and industrial strength

    detergents, employees will wear chemical resistant clothing consisting of rubber

    aprons, rubber gloves, safety goggles (vapor proof and splash proof) and full face

    shields; and

    ; wear full face shields with any 'abrasive wheel' equipment.

    5. Vehicle Safety

    All categories of vehicles, including light duty, commercial and industrial, used for company business must be maintained in proper, safe and legal operating condition, be operated in accordance with manufacturer's requirements, and all employees shall:

    ; ensure vehicle is equipped with functional seat belts to be worn by all occupants;

    ; adhere to the prescribed load thresholds and number of passengers;

    ; inspect vehicle prior to use to ensure that it is in proper working order;

    ; be trained, certified, and medically fit to operate the class of vehicle;

    ; have and maintain a license and acceptable driving record to be eligible to operate

    a Company-sanctioned vehicle;

    ; never operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol; and

    ; when possible, park vehicles so that when departing the first move is always in a

    forward direction.

    ; be aware of and adhere to, the documented company policy regarding: the use of

    all cell phones, two-way radios and journey management procedures. 6. Environmental Stewardship

    All Weatherford employees are expected to comply with any and all regulatory, customer, and internal requirements with regards to environmental stewardship. Our operations will be governed by sound environmental planning, use of appropriate control mechanisms and proper employee training. In addition we must assure realization of operational risks, response actions and costs for environmental protection in achieving our business goals. Management and employees shall:

    ; actively work toward waste minimization

    ; insure waste is disposed of safely and in accordance with all Company and legal


    ; make sure hazardous materials and waste are correctly marked and properly

    stored with appropriate secondary containment;

    ; take prompt actions to contain and minimize the environmental impact of any

    such spill or leak and immediately report all spills and leaks to a supervisor; and

    ; having completed a pre-task hazard assessments, have contingency spill control

    equipment (booms, pads, sorbent, etc.) available at every work location for use in

    the event of an incident.

    7. Housekeeping

    Proper facility organization and tidiness is a critical factor in maintaining a safe workplace. Employees are required to maintain work areas in a neat and orderly manner to reduce/eliminate unacceptable hazards and to inform management if unsafe conditions arise. All employees shall;

    ; clean up all trash and all spills as soon as possible;

    ; keep all passageways, entries, exits, aisles, hallways, stairs and other walkways

    clean and clear of trip hazards at all times;

    ; avoid stacking material or boxes in a manner that blocks sprinkler heads, fire exits,

    fire extinguishers, electrical control panels, eyewash stations, emergency showers

    or stairs; and

    ; avoid leaving file and desk drawers open or overloading top drawers, shelves or

    bookcases, causing risk of tipping over.

    8. Management of Change

    A Management of change process must be employed when making either temporary or permanent changes to an organization, systems, personnel, equipment, products, procedures, laws, regulations, processes or materials. Management and employees will ensure the Management of Change process is effectively utilized and includes at least the following:

    ; written, numbered documentation system;

    ; a workplan with a timescale for making the changes;

    ; a formal risk and hazard assessment detailing the effects of the proposed changes;

    ; authorization/sign off by the appropriate management personnel; and

; a documented communication or notification process.

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