Safety | Houston TX


Commitment is a major benefit of being a true safety-oriented service provider. Sentinel’s management and staff are genuinely concerned about the safety and well-being of our personnel and that of our clients. We are proud to have one of the best safety records in our industry.


Safety is a formal part of the corporate quality program within Sentinel, which includes a detailed safety manual and incentive program. It includes in-depth instructions on bid scope documentation, hazardous materials, worker safety, and project site security, among other things.

In addition, project staff receives information on individual responsibilities and details on accident prevention, employee attire and behavior, work procedures, and setting up and maintaining safe site conditions. Sentinel personnel regularly practice emergency procedures and conduct daily “tail-gate” safety meetings. Moreover, designated staff members are trained in first aid and certified in CPR.

Project Leadership

Under the leadership of our full-time Corporate Safety Director, Sentinel Integrity Solutions has established a world-class safety program that stresses the training and participation of all project members and the implementation of safety systems from the onset of a project. At Sentinel, our Director of Safety has established policies and practices to minimize exposure to unsafe situations and prevent injuries, resulting in increased project productivity.


Knowing and understanding OSHA regulations is a top priority for all Sentinel employees. Still, site-specific requirements can often be far more stringent. As part of our standard procedure, we meet with a facility safety representative at the inception of each project and thereafter as necessary to ascertain the specific requirements for each project.

At Sentinel, we believe Awareness of Requirements and Planning for Safety are critical elements of our success.


The Sentinel Integrity Solutions, Inc. intrastate safety EMR is currently 0.66, far below the petrochemical industry average.  This is an achievement we are extremely proud of and will continually strive to improve.

The Sentinel OSHA recordable injury rate is currently 0 cases for over 4.8 million work hours. This rate is far superior to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate for the petrochemical and refining industries, which is 6.8.

For the same time period, Sentinel’s OSHA lost time injury rate was 0 cases for over 4.8 million work hours. This astonishing rate is considerably better than the BLS rate of 2.6.

To Achieve our safety goal of ZERO accidents, Sentinel:

  • Provides safety orientation for new employees and ongoing training
  • Has safety procedures in place to ensure safety planning to prevent accidents
  • Measures safety performance (e.g. Experience Modification Rate (EMR), OSHA safety statistics) and communicates safety performance to employees
  • Tests all staff, contractual and non-contractual employees for substance abuse.

Safety is measured by the Experience Modification Rate (EMR), the industry standard for calculating workers compensation premiums. It reflects the frequency and seriousness of a company's accidents and injuries.

1.58 is the petrochemical industry average and is considered reasonable by many organizations. Sentinel's approach to this statistic is that any rating above .80 EMR is unsatisfactory. Over the past ten years, we have consistently been far below the average - a remarkable safety achievement in the petrochemical and refining industries.

Our management and staff are dedicated to not only ensuring safe working conditions, but doing all they can to protect our clients, our community and our environment as well.

Sentinel has accrued over 5,000,000 safe working man hours.

2019 = 0.66

2018 = 0.66

2017 = 0.67

2016 = 0.68

2015 = 0.69

2014 = 0.73

2013 = 0.74

2012 = 0.81

2011 = 0.84

2010 = 0.91

2009 = 0.94

2008 = 0.99

2007 = 1.00

2006 = 1.00

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