Health, Safety, Security, and Environment
HSSE Policy at SEG
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) is committed to the health, safety and security of our members, employees, customers, communities and work sites, and to preventing damage to the environment through society activities. The SEG will achieve this by ensuring that HSSE is considered in all society managed and sponsored activities.
We will strive to set expectations and objectives to demonstrate continual improvement in our performance as a safe and environmentally responsible business. We are responsible for providing the resources necessary for volunteers, employees and contractors to follow regulations related to our work and meet the SEG’s established HSSE objectives.
At SEG, the leadership will participate in establishing and maintaining an effective HSSE program which includes:
- Provide the necessary training to all staff and ensure that volunteers are provided with the opportunity for necessary training to competently carry out their assigned tasks;
- Promote an awareness and appreciation of safety and encourage involvement through incorporation of HSSE into society activities such as exhibitions and field camps, periodic geophysical safety paper sessions at conferences, publication of articles on geophysical HSSE, etc.;
- Establish and maintain an appropriate HSSE management system that includes policies, procedures and processes for effectively managing risks associated with society activities;
- Reducing all HSSE hazards and risks from society activities to levels which are as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP);
- Ensuring all regulatory HSSE requirements for society activities will be met or exceeded, and the society will apply reasonable industry standards in locations where no regulations exist;
- Ensuring all contractors follow HSSE standards and guidelines that are compatible with those of the SEG;
- Providing periodic self-inspection for hazard assessment and senior management review of the safety program as it is implemented, new worksites are established, and thereafter as appropriate to the business operations, but at least annually;
- Developing emergency response plans where appropriate for society activities;
- Ensuring that all volunteers, employees and contractors understand the requirement for them to intervene when they witness unsafe acts or unsafe conditions, and even to stop the job if they feel anyone is at risk or there is a possibility of damage to the environment;
The senior management HSSE representative is the Associate Executive Director, Planning and Operations. This policy statement serves to express the society’s commitment to and involvement in providing our employees, members and other stakeholders with a safe and healthy workplace.
Date: October 24, 2014
Date to be reviewed (at next change of President)
SEG HSSE Committee
Our mission is to ensure that HSSE is taken into consideration in every activity that the SEG sponsors or manages.
The HSSE Committee is working to create a series of documents and/or media to inform SEG members, and geoscientists in general, of the risks associated with our industry. These documents will warn of the various hazards you may encounter and suggests ways in which you can ensure you are as safe as reasonably possible. These documents are intended to promote an awareness of safety. This work is ongoing and subject to change, but topics may include:
- HSSE Project-Specific Plans
- Clothing and PPE
- Emergency Response
- First Aid
- Inclement Weather
- Security Threats
- Workplace and Office
This is a list of external reports that have been brought together as resource material to inform others on HSSE in our industry, including proper practices.
- IAGC Safety Manuals Ed. 10 (2011): Comprehensive safety guidelines, in a two-volume set tailored to Land and Marine environments
- IOGP Report on OMS in Practice
- IOGP Report on Operating Management System Framework
- IOGP Report on Managing HSE in a Geophysical contract
- IOGP Report on Risk management in geophysical operations
- IOGP Report on HSE management - guidelines for working together in a contract environment
- IOGP Report on Land transporation safety recommended practice
- IOGP Report on HSE competency managment guidelines for the geophysical industry
- The E&P Forum Guidelines for HSE auditing in the geophysical industry
This is a list of additional resources that discuss safety hazards in our lives.
- SPE HSE NOW
- A source for news and technical information affecting the health, safety, security, environment, social responsibility, regulation, and quality aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry.