Safety | Houston TX

Commitment

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.

Procedures

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 Corporate Safety Director has established policies and practices to minimize exposure to unsafe situations and prevent injuries, resulting in increased project productivity.

Expertise

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.

Our EMR

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 0.00% of cases for over 5.7 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 0.00% in cases for over 5.7 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 refresher training on a routine basis.
  • Has safety procedures in place to ensure safety planning to prevent accidents.
  • Measures safety performance by utilizing KPI strategies and communicates safety performance to employees.
  • All employees take part in our drug, alcohol, and substance abuse testing program.
  • Conduct worksite analysis – evaluating all projects activities and processes for potential hazards.
  • Continual safety leadership on all of our projects.
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly safety meetings are conducted throughout our offices and projects.
  • By encouraging, supervising, and motivating each other to work safely.
  • Our employees are fully committed to supporting our culture and always working in such a manner of protecting not only themselves, but others with the mindset of each task being “what can go wrong, will”

SAFETY FIRST and ALWAYS!

At Sentinel, our goal for employee safety is clear and simple – aim for zero accidents every day. We work toward this goal by ensuring an environment where safety is a top priority for all employees.  

“Safety First” is an integral part of our company safety culture, and our team provides the leadership and training to make certain safety is a crucial element embraced by all employees. 

Behavioral-Based Safety
Our behavioral-based safety program works by positively motivating safe actions and decisions by employees at all levels. This allows workers to take ownership and directly affect minimizing and preventing workplace accidents and incidents. History has taught us over the years that not only are unsafe acts the cause of almost all workplace accidents or incidents but, that for every accident that occurs, there are many more unsafe behaviors that are not recorded.  We firmly believe that the use of behavioral psychology is the best strategy to promote safety in the workplace. Specifically, the behavior-based approach to achieving safety improvements is a process of involving our employees in defining the ways they are most likely to be injured, seeking their input, and asking them to observe co-workers to determine progress in the reduction of risk behaviors. Work hazard analysis and pre-task plans are just two of the strategies we use to achieve our safety goals.

SAFETY RATINGS: SENTINEL'S 14 YEAR EMR


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.

Leadership at every level must integrate risk management principles into planning and execution of everything we do, the success of our diverse missions and the safety of our dedicated employees depend on it.  There is an important role in this program for all of us and everyone is expected to join together to make Sentinel Integrity Solutions a successful, accident-free, and healthy place to work.

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

“Safety is a commitment that I personally promote. Our safety program is designed around the belief that awareness and education are the primary tools for prevention. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment.  In return, we demand that our employees and all other project personnel commit to our attitude and rigorous standards and step up to our goal of zero incidents/zero accidents.”

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