An acceptable Safety and Health Program will generally contain the following values:

  1. Compliant with applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
  2. Employees are properly trained and equipped to perform their assigned work. The Company has an established orientation program for new hires.
  3. Policies and procedures are in place to eliminate accidents, injuries/illnesses, and damage to property and equipment.
  4. ES&H records are adequately and properly maintained.
  5. Accidents/incidents are investigated promptly and required reports are generated. If the investigation discovers inadequacies in either the work process or the policies and procedures, the appropriate processes are put in place to avert the accident/incident in the future and personnel are provided proper training.
  6. Hazards are identified and appropriate measures are taken to ensure that personnel and equipment are adequately protected as a result of identified hazards.
  7. Employees have the right to report unsafe conditions and to interrupt or stop work without fear of reprisal.
  8. The frequency of ES&H meetings with employees to discuss the work to be performed and the hazards associated with the work is based upon the scope of work and commensurate with the work hazards.
  9. ES&H inspections/audits are conducted to evaluate effectiveness of the program.
  10. The Company has an average Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of 1.0 or less, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Recordable Incident Rate of 7.50 or less, and Lost Workday Case rate(s) of 4.00 or less, for the previous three (3) years and shows an improving trend in safety performance.
  11. The Company has an established written Hazard Communication Program and a system within the program to maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  12. The Company has had no willful citations from OSHA or other regulatory organizations during the previous three (3) years.