Client: Jomax Drilling
It is critical to this contractor to the oil and gas industry to keep the incidences of serious injuries down. A high injury rate could have a dramatic negative impact on the amount of business flowing from clients in this very safety-sensitive industry. In a problem unique to this industry, the company had to ensure the safety of employees working on rigs in remote locales, where emergency care is often unavailable and pinching and crushing injuries are all-too-frequent.
Purcell developed a Safety Awareness Program that could be taught to a few key people, who could then instruct other employees in the field. The program was designed to ensure safety is uppermost on every employee’s mind before he ventures into the dangerous environment of remote rigs. And, to give the program the greatest chance of success, Purcell worked to be sure there was buy-in to the program from the very highest levels of the company.”We wanted to be sure our guys were thinking about safety first, before they did anything. It’s a lot easier to prevent injuries than to deal with them in this tough environment,” commented Michel Panet-Raymond, Director of Human Resources for Jomax Drilling.
The Safety Awareness Program has resulted in a reduction in the number of serious employee injuries, a key competitive advantage for Jomax. “We find that employees are now noticing things before they happen, which goes a long way toward preventing injuries and keeping our injury rates as low as possible,” Panet-Raymond said.