HWD has reduced injury claims costs by 99.2% over the last 5 years thanks to vigilant safety measures.

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Horizontal Well Drillers Safety

Horizontal Well Drillers (HWD) strives to be a leader in the Oil and Gas industry for safety performance. HWD believes that through continuous training, proper all-inclusive Safety Department oversight, routine safety inspections, comprehensive management participation, and constant employee evolvement that exceptional safety performance can and will be obtained. Below is an outline of HWD’s current safety statistics and the steps we take to ensure employees safety:

  1. hatTRIR (2015): .79
  2. Total OSHA Recordable Injuries (2015): 1
  3. Lost Time Injuries (2015): 0
  4. LTIR (2015): 0
  5. EMR (2016): .87 

All HWD employees are required to complete the following training:

  1. Certified in PEC/ETC Safeland USA
  2. Certified in forklift and manlift operation
  3. Certified in First Aid, CPR, AED, and Blood borne Pathogens
  4. Drillers, Toolpushers, Superintendents, and Safety Representatives are certified in Well Control Training by Wild Well
  5. Any other necessary training required (i.e. H2S, Confined Space, Driver Training, etc.) is available

All members of the Safety Department have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Industrial Safety or Safety and Environmental Management.

HWD is an active compliant member of ISNet and PEC Premier.  Both programs allow clients to monitor the company’s safety performance.

The HWD Safety Department has drafted an all-inclusive Standard Operating Procedures Manual that is continuously updated.  

All safety related documents are available online for review upon request.

HWD has a state of the art training facility for all employees located in house at our Safety Department headquarters in Dubois, PA and has an in house training facility in Purcell, OK. 

Weekly safety inspections are performed on each rig by a Safety Representative and a Superintendent.  Monthly safety checklist inspections, utilizing OSHA’s outline, are performed by a Safety Representative. 

All incidents are investigated completely by a Safety Representative and casual factors, root cause, and corrective actions are established.

HWD Safety awards the “Rig of the Month” to the rig that has the best overall safety performance based off inspections, incident rates, non-productive time, cleanliness, organization, as well as other criteria.  

Safety Professionals responsibilities include:

  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Conduct weekly inspections on each rig
  • Conduct safety training
  • Investigate all incidents
  • Maintain and continuously update HWD’s all-inclusive Standard Operating Procedure Manual
  • Maintain all aspects of HWD’s Safety Program
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