Health & Safety

PNL adopts and actively uses a behavioral-based strategy to minimize loss. This method reaps benefits by reducing personal injury, addressing safety problems and by eliminating business inefficiencies. Behavioral-based safety management encourages Near Miss reporting and safe performance by self assessment as a supplement to mandatory procedures and safe practices. Stop work authority is given to all personnel onsite, and acting on that authority is mandated.

Safety compliance is accomplished by input and engagement of all project personnel to include the following:

  • Risk management
  • HASP compliance
  • Leadership
  • Employee involvement
  • Stop work authority
  • Appropriate training
  • Hazard analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Program assessment
  • Reporting & communication

PNL’s Safety Management Program is summarized below.

  • Written program
  • Appropriate training
  • Daily toolbox and subcontractor coordination meetings
  • Perform a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) before performing the work
  • Create, utilize and update a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) for each task performed
  • Self assessment: Assess the risk, Analyze how to reduce the risk, and Act to ensure safe operations
  • Reporting of ALL near misses
  • Incident investigation, corrective action follow-up, and reporting back to employees
  • Subcontractor pre-selection: Only work with those who have a safety program and statistics to prove their success
  • Every person on site is given Stop Work Authority
  • Task observations and trend reporting
  • If it isn’t safe, don’t do it!

PNL incorporates its health & safety policies within our Corporate Health & Safety Plan, which we continually modify as appropriate. PNL fosters a continuous improvement culture by establishing communication channels, accountabilities and responsibilities. We work to ensure competence, training and awareness throughout our organization.