As safety is the foundation of all Oceaneering operations, our Areas of Focus are the foundation of our approach to safety.
These processes are implemented by our operating groups and aim to prevent injuries and damage to equipment and the environment, thereby improving our safety culture and overall health, safety, and environmental (HSE) performance.
As your trusted partner, we hold both employees and vendors to the highest safety standards. We have identified eight areas essential to confirming and improving our HSE processes, and driving our performance.
Identify the hazards associated with our operations and implement appropriate safeguards and processes to reduce operating risk and the potential for HSE incidents.
- High Hazard Tasks
- Hazard analysis
- Life Saving Rules
- Levels of protection: elimination, substitution, engineering control, administrative controls [job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA)], personal protective equipment
- Change management
- Identify, assess, and manage the risks with the highest potential to result in a fatality.
- Focus on minor incidents and critical behaviors with the potential to result in a fatality.
- Focus attention and resources on areas of greatest risk.
- High Hazard Tasks
- Life Saving Rules and associated processes
- Fatality Prevention Behaviors
- Consequence management
- High-potential incident reporting and analysis
- Create a no-blame environment where the identification and reporting of at-risk behaviors and unsafe conditions is encouraged.
- Utilize root cause analysis tools on incidents with the greatest potential and highest risk.
- Develop and implement corrective actions focused on engineering controls and/or systemic processes.
- Incident investigation
- Root cause analysis (TapRooT)
- Evaluation and coordination of HSE activities
- Self verification
Training and Competency
- Provide our executives, leaders, and operators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to integrate HSE into the fabric of our operations.
- Establish training and related competency processes based upon performance standards and expectations.
- HSE supervisor training
- Managing for world-class safety
- New employee orientation
- HSE competency
- Provide the confidence to executive management that our highest risks are properly managed.
- Test the effectiveness of barriers.
- Focus on fatality prevention behaviors, Life Saving Rules, and associated processes.
- Critical behavior execution measured—it is our leading indicator for fatality prevention
- Corporate HSE Steering Committee
- Discussions with operations leaders—high-potential measures, status of critical processes, and open reporting culture
- Follow-up from senior VP within 24 hours of high-potential incidents
- Key principles of DuPont™ STOP® for Supervision process
- Management site visits to observe and discuss critical barriers.