WITH ONE OF THE LOWEST TOTAL RECORDABLE INCIDENT RATES IN THE INDUSTRY, KODIAK HAS THE ACCREDITED OVERSIGHT AND CERTIFICATIONS TO BACK OUR CLAIMS.
KODIAK’S NUMBER ONE ASSET: OUR EMPLOYEES
KODIAK’S NUMBER ONE PRIORITY: THEIR SAFETY
The health and safety of Kodiak’s employees and customers is the key driver of our premier Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) program.
- Without this robust safety culture, the growth and development of Kodiak’s best-in-class services would be nonexistent. We follow a three-pronged approach, balancing safety, productivity, and quality.
Kodiak’s dynamic safety culture goes beyond simply “checking a box.”
- With in-depth training that addresses industry standards, internal processes and procedures, and customer expectations, Kodiak’s employees deploy to job locations prepared to excel.
Kodiak’s safety and risk management teams have regular and open dialogue with employees and customers fostering our strong organizational culture of safety:
- Monthly safety meetings attended by each employee
- Near miss tracking and discussions
- Toolbox talks utilization and behavior based safety (BBS) observations
- Workplace hazard identification and correction
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) use enforcement
- Regular safety audits conducted to ensure the HSE program is working and up-to-date on all applicable laws, rules and regulations
Kodiak is top-grade with its vendors on ISNetworld/PEC Safety and has adopted industry-leading new-hire training and refresher courses.
KODIAK’S SAFETY DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTORS ARE CERTIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING:
- PEC Core Compliance
- PEC Safeland/Safegulf
- PEC H2S Clear
- First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP – National Safety Council
- Smith Driving System
Kodiak’s Safety Department strives to build strong relationships within our own ranks, as well as with our extensive customer base. Regional Safety Coordinators administer PEC-based training coupled with training in Kodiak procedures and safety equipment during the hire-on process and annually thereafter. To address the dangers of gases such as H2S, each employee undergoes comprehensive annual training, regardless of H2S levels in their assigned units. This creates flexibility within our workforce and allows each employee to recognize changing environments. Each employee assigned to locations with H2S presence participates in the Respiratory Protection Program, receiving hands-on training on respiratory equipment, medical evaluation and equipment specific fit-testing. Employee training is further supplemented with certification in First Aid and CPR utilizing National Safety Council techniques. Kodiak recognizes that the hazards of the oil and gas industry don’t start and stop at the compressor station. With that in mind, each employee receives Smith Driving System training, which involves classroom instruction and on-the-road demonstration of the techniques.
To put safety in the hands of the employees, Kodiak has adopted a Behavior Based Observation program. Introduction to this program is conducted during new-hire training and reinforced in the field. Each employee is taught how to recognize behaviors and unsafe conditions that could lead to an incident or damage to property and the environment. Employees can complete the observation electronically or manually. This program is supported at all levels of leadership within Kodiak.
KODIAK IS AFFILIATED WITH AND REPORTS TO THE FOLLOWING ACCREDITED ORGANIZATIONS:
- Monthly exposure hours to PEC
- Monthly exposure hours to ISNetworld
- National Compliance Management Services (NCMS) annual audits
- DISA-DOT compliance drug tests
- CMI-DOT compliance Drug tests
- Customer Based Compliance Audits through ISNetworld
- Customer Based Compliance Audits through PEC
Kodiak’s historical Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is as follows: