Values that define us
Health, safety and environmental stewardship is not just a way of conducting business for us, it’s a way of life. From the office to the field, we are dedicated to differentiating ourselves with a sincere commitment to HSE excellence.
In the Office
As part of our commitment to being environmental stewards, we focus on recycling at all our offices. This includes recycling batteries, printer cartridges, lamps and paper which can be reused in the future. We proactively prepare for a variety of potential events and we train our people in a number of areas, including AED/first aid events, fire drills, and more. In the case of severe weather, we’re prepared with emergency evacuation drills and have established an Incident Command System that monitors weather on a daily basis, allowing us to be proactive in alerting our employees of any danger.
In the Field
Our safety performance is improving because of the changes we’re making. Safety meetings have been redesigned to be conducive to learning and cover topics that are applicable to the daily routine of our employees. Focus groups and nationally recognized speakers are brought onsite to present to employees the importance of safety and safety awareness on the job. Monthly executive reviews of our safety and environmental performance through our “Problem Solving Index” are conducted which has been instrumental in helping HighMount lower our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), as shown on the chart below.
In addition, field staff receive flame resistant clothing that uses new technology to make the clothing more comfortable to wear in the summer months.
Regular safety meetings are held at which all OSHA required training is provided, as well as meetings on other safety topics that could pose hazards to employees. In addition to OSHA training, we provide the following training classes.
- Defensive Driving
- Injury Prevention
- Incident Command System training
- Incident Investigation
From the start of all of our projects until completion, we strive to reduce the environmental footprint our operations have on the environment. We do this by first assessing a project in a comprehensive review to ensure all processes are in place to effectively manage the project and that a plan is in place in the event a situation arises that would require mitigation. Once a project is given the green light to proceed, we ensure the proper equipment and work force is in place to complete the project both safely and with minimal environmental impact.
We continually work as a team to ensure our process reduces greenhouse gas emissions while minimizing the use of fresh water use during drilling and completions operations. We actively identify both the potential safety risk to our staff and the environmental risks associated with our activities and implement processes to reduce both risks.