The strength of a company's commitment to health, safety and the
environment is determined by the conviction of its management and the
execution of its QHSE system by all of its employees. We are determined
to be the leader in QHSE performance in the industry.
Element One of the QHSE Management System defines the M-I SWACO
commitments to health, safety and the environment at both a Company and
personal level. Our employees are the Company's most important asset.
The Company's ultimate goal is to eliminate all injuries and
environmental incidents from the work place.
The policies are M-I SWACO global statements of intent for health,
safety and environmental protection. As a Company and on an individual
employee level, we will monitor and measure our QHSE performance to
ensure that we are continually meeting objectives and improving the
Every individual employee is individually responsible for working
safely, in an environmentally responsible manner and ensuring that
fellow employees do the same.
Good QHSE practices do not just happen. They have to be properly
planned and executed. No job is so urgent or so important that it is
worth the risk of injury to any individual or damage to the environment.
The Company's goal is to eliminate significant risk during the planning
Risk assessment and risk management are a pro-active, aggressive
approach to QHSE issues. Rather than focusing on accident statistics,
the Company focuses primarily on the identification of hazards, the
assessment of risks and the control of those risks to prevent accidents
The Company must ensure that third parties meet the standards of
excellence M-I SWACO and our customers require. We are judged not only
on the performance of our employees but also on the overall performance
of our contractors.
Safe systems of work include both safety and occupational health
issues. Element Seven provides information and guidance on safety issues
related to the purchase and use of work equipment, work permits,
lockout/tagout, confined-space entry, transport of hazardous materials,
driver safety and other key safety issues. The occupational health
section covers information and guidance on medical services, personnel
exposure to physical, chemical and biological hazards and more specific
issues such as the safe handling of drilling and completion fluids.
Element Eight details a complete system for incident reporting,
documentation and investigation. By maintaining detailed, accurate
records M-I SWACO will target, measure and report on specific operations
so we can benchmark our performance and make sure that M-I SWACO is
Element Nine provides a system of assessment, monitoring and
continuous improvement of the QHSE Management System itself. The
information obtained during assessments (both comprehensive inspections
and audits) is used to improve performance.