HSE is in Our DNA
We don't just follow regulations. We go beyond what is required for compliance when it’s the right thing to do. From the office to the field, we apply the highest standards of HSE to ensure the health and safety of our people and the communities where we operate. We are reducing greenhouse gases by integrating pneumatic controllers that deliver up to 90% lower emissions, relative to other controller options. We strive to exceed regulations in land use and reclamation. And, we are moving toward smaller drilling pads to minimize our footprint and lessen any impact on the land. But that’s just the start.
Protecting our people
Our dedication to excellence in HSE extends to our contract partners as well. Contractors undergo an ongoing safety performance review to ensure they meet our high standards. This also applies to the on-the-job performance of our contractors using our “Problem Solving Index” which helps establish highly effective corrective actions if an incident occurs. Since 2011, the program has allowed us to see positive results with both our own people and contractors. Moreover, this will enable us to proactively prevent other incidents from occurring.
We’ve also initiated the “Think Before You Act” campaign. The message is straightforward – analyze the task at hand before you take action to protect yourself, the people around you and the environment.
We work here, we live here
We live in the areas where we work and are dedicated to protecting our people, their families and remaining respectful of the environment. As stewards of the environment, we have a plan in place to monitor and track our environmental performance and we’re prepared to take action and to address any environmental issues that may arise during the normal course of our operations. To that point, HighMount is a leading participant in the industry initiative, FracFocus.org, a website that provides factual information concerning hydraulic fracturing and groundwater protection. HighMount began voluntary disclosure prior to regulations being put in place completing our first FracFocus.org posting on April 14, 2011.