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.