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;
; 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.
; maintain a safe, secure and healthy workplace;
; follow health, safety and security precautions and practices, including the use of
; 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 揾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
; 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,
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-
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
揳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
; 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
; 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.
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.