The foundation upon which Atlantic Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Inc conduct business is based on effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management. The Atlantic Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Inc is committed to Safety on regular basis and to Monitor and review HSE policy and Procedures to insure effectiveness and Safe Practices at work.
The health of our workers is asset and instrumental to our success. We are committed to provide training, equipment and facilities necessary to maintain safe and healthy workplace.
It is recognized that no task precedes safety. Atlantic Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Inc. is committed to systematic framework of risk assessment and Hazard identification through which safe operation can be managed. We will insure that all parties working on Atlantic Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Inc. behalf recognize that we all share common responsibility for safety, which can impact our work and reputation.
Atlantic Petroleum is committed to protection of our natural environment where we conduct business. The continuous implementation of this goal is a primary objective and responsibility of every personnel. Atlantic Petroleum and its subcontractors will comply with any building, facility or governmental regulations that apply to our work sites. If you observe any violation of the Company’s policies, procedures, or practices, or violation of any building, facility or governmental regulations, please report those violations immediately to the safety coordinators for your location. Health and Safety is everyone’s responsibility! We expect employees and subcontractor to follow Atlantic Petroleum policies, procedures and practices.
Safety and Emergencies
1. When on a client’s property and required by that client, each employee must familiarize and follow the regulations and safety practices set forth by each individual client, and site before commencing the work.
2. When required, all personnel must be familiar, before commencing the work with those sites emergency procedures regarding fires, explosions, man overboard, platform evacuation or any other major emergencies and be prepared to take proper action in the event of such an emergency.
Smoking, Matches and Lighters
Smoking shall not be permitted in areas designated "No Smoking".
Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Weapons
The possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs by employees on company premises, client premises or any other work locations is strictly prohibited;
2. The use, possession, transportation or any transaction of lethal weapons by employees on Company premises, client premises or any other work locations is strictly prohibited;
3. Prescription drugs must remain in their original container as prescribed by their doctor, and under the control of the person for which the drug was prescribed;
4. A drug screening will be administered along with medical treatment for all "on the job injuries." Any employee with a positive drug screen test result will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
Personal protection Clothing
1. Long pants or coveralls are required. The pant leg must cover the work boot or shoe;
2. All jewelry must be removed when working around rotating equipment, electrical circuits or sharp protrusions.
Safety shoes or boots shall be worn always while working and should be in good condition.
Approved plastic hard hats will be worn by all employees, while engaged in work where there is a hazard of falling objects, or where there are low overhead hazards.
1. Proper safety glasses will be worn always. Goggles and face protection shall be worn by all personnel performing work with a recognized hazard to the eyes such as: wire brushing, buffing,
chipping, grinding, cutting wire, welding, handling chemicals, acids or caustic, working on rusty or dirty chains or cable;
2. Never look directly at a welding arc and always shield your eyes from the rays, even rays being reflected from some other surface;
3. Safety spectacles are not safety goggles. Wear safety goggles over spectacles if work being performed requires safety goggles, contact lenses should never be worn at an onshore or offshore work location;
4. Adequate eye protection shall be utilized while sandblasting is being performed in the immediate vicinity.
H. Respiratory Protective Equipment
1. Employees must wear respiratory equipment whenever it is necessary to enter or work in an atmosphere known or suspected of containing harmful concentrations of gas, vapor, dust or mist, or when
there is a deficiency of oxygen in the breathing air or the breathing air is above 140° F;
2. A specific type of breathing protection is required and provided for each contaminant and air condition you may encounter in your work. See your client's representative for the proper equipment to use;
3. Always be extremely cautious when working in or around "enclosed areas" such as barges, tanks, vessels, pipelines, sewer, sumps, pits, among others.
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY & PROCEDURE
A waste is termed hazardous waste if it has the potential to exert a detrimental effect on lives and the ecological systems in the Environment. Protection of human health and safety and the Environment through the proper handling and management of hazardous waste is the primary responsibility of Atlantic Petroleum management and employees. Effort will be made to minimize the generation of hazardous waste. Atlantic Petroleum strives to use relevant and available expertise on proper disposal of waste to minimize any negative consequences to humans or environment. Atlantic Petroleum safety coordinator should be alerted immediately for properly disposal of waste generated at your work location. The general procedures should be:
- Hazardous and non-hazardous wastes must be segregated, stored, handled and disposed of in accordance with MSDS guidelines, and EPA regulations and ordinances;
- Appropriately Label the content of waste containers date and method of transfer;Dispose of general waste only in the designated waste containers and disposal sites;
- Dispose of scrap metal only in designated metal disposal sites Containers;Avoid the unnecessary storage of waste, particularly chemical and toxic remnants;
Return chemical remnants to the same tanks or containers in which they were originally delivered;
Arrange appropriate collection of waste chemicals requiring special disposal;
Allowing environmentally hazardous emissions to air or accidental spill to ocean, or soil is prohibited.
Any observation of hazardous emissions should be reported to the location’s safety coordinator.
PETROLEUM FUELS & CHEMICAL STORAGE POLICY & PROCEDURE
Petroleum Fuels and Chemical hazards in the work place include flammability, explosion, poisoning, toxins, cancer, dermatitis, and irritation. Many of these hazards can result in serious injury to personnel, equipment, structures and the environment. These hazards can be prevented by proper work planning, training, safe work practices, and emergency controls. Safe work practices include the proper storage and handling of Petroleum fuels and chemicals according to Atlantic Petroleum policies and procedures below:
The Atlantic Petroleum safety officer will ensure an accurate and current list of hazardous chemicals is maintained at storage site, and that MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) are obtained and posted for each hazardous chemical. Atlantic Petroleum employees and any workers at any Atlantic Petroleum job site will be provided upon orientation, a copy of the Company’s Hazard Communication Program on details of occupational Safety. Each employee or worker will be made aware of:
- Petroleum Fuels & Chemicals at the job site;
- Location and availability of the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for those chemicals, and how to read labels and review MSDS to obtain appropriate hazard information;
- Physical hazards and health effects of the hazardous chemicals;
- Methods to reduce or prevent exposure to these hazardous chemicals, including safe work practices and personal protective equipment;
- Steps the Company has taken to reduce or prevent exposure to any Hazardous chemicals;
- Safety emergency procedures to follow if a worker is exposed to hazardous chemicals or if any worker’s health or safety is threatened;
All chemicals will be properly handled, used and disposed of according to the MSDS of the chemical. Safety of all workers is the responsibility of each worker. Workers should report to the job site’s safety coordinator any observation of any violation of health, safety and environmental practices.
It is the Policy of Atlantic Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Inc to provide error free process and products and services that meet the customer requirement by:
- Operating the business to the systems required by ISO 9001: 2000
- Enhancing the skills of management and staff through review and actively pursuing an on-going training policy, the objective of which is to prepare staff to perform their work more effectively
- Promoting the culture of continual quality improvements and the philosophy of getting things “right first time”.
Everyone is responsible for the quality within the company and for maintaining high standards.