Health and Safety
We at MATECO Drilling realize the importance of health and safety in our workplace and strive to eliminate any type of possible accident and/or injury to anyone, anywhere. Because of this, we have implemented a stringent Health and Safety program which is enforced and must be adhered to by all employees. Included are:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: Each employee is versed in the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, addressing comprehensively container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets and employee training.
In-house substance abuse policy: Each employee is required to particitpate in our in-house program as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Division. All employees participate in random drug testing, with all samples drawn, tested and managed by a third party.
Employee orientation and traning: Each new employee follows a specific orientation and training program. This includes equipment orientation, equipment shut-down systems, hazard recognition, daily safety wear and the completion of hazard report forms.
Medical monitoring: Each employee completes a yearly medical physical that includes a physician’s written opinion to work at hazardous waste sites and to wear a respirator. This physical also includs a DOT physical card.
40-Hours (HAZWOPER) training 29 CFR 1910.120: Each employee that participates on work at hazardous waste sites is required to complete an initial 40 hours of training as referenced by 29 CFR 1910.120 guidlines and the rquired 8-hour safety trainign update. All training is conducted by certified instructors and includes First Aid and CPR training.
API Worksafe safety key: Each employee that operates a drilling rig is required to participate and maintain current status in the API Worksafe program when working at certain oil and gas operations. Applicants must complete all mandatory training sections to obtain their safety key and must remain current with the API program on a yearly basis.
MATECO Drilling provides its employees with the best equipment available. This equipment is routinely checked by mechanics for proper operation and safety. All of our drilling rigs come equipped with safety shut-down brakes. Each day, our crew chiefs complete a DAILY DRILL RIG INSPECTION FORM prior to the operation of the equipment. This form asks very specific questions about the condition of the drilling equipment and its related safety stystem. In addition, a “Safety Topic” is discussed amongst the entire crew concerning site, equipment or any area where health and safety is affected. The form is dated and signed each day by the entire crew before any work may begin.