Fitness for Service | Risk Based Inspection | Third Party Inspection
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 the safety of personnel working alongside our employees from other companies. We 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 directions on bid scope documents, hazardous materials, worker safety and project site security, among other topics.
Additionally, 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. Personnel practice emergency procedures and conduct daily “tail-gate” safety meetings; designated staff members are trained in first aid and certified in CPR.
Under the leadership of our full-time Director of Safety, Sentinel Integrity Solutions has created a long established safety program that stresses the training and participation of all project participants and the establishment of safety systems from the earliest planning stages of each project. At Sentinel, our Director of Safety directs policies and practices to both eliminate injuries and occupational illnesses, therefore resulting in increased project productivity.
Knowing and understanding OSHA regulations is a priority. Still, site-specific requirements can be far more stringent. As part of our procedures, we meet with a facility safety representative at each project inception and as project variables change to ascertain the specific requirements for each project.
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 0.84.
|For 2009, the Sentinel OSHA recordable injury rate was 0 cases per 200,000 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 per 200,000 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.
SENTINEL'S SIX 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. Over the past three 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.
2011 = 0.84
2010 = 0.91
2009 = 0.94
2008 = 0.99
2007 = 1.00
2006 = 1.00