OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

“Safety is a proxy for performance.”

Mark GunninPresident, Hunt Energy

Construction of electric transmission tower in Texas

A safety record is a reflection of professionalism. Even in challenging areas of operation, teams who adhere to respect for one another, humility, and open communication create safer work environments. At Hunt, where everyone is viewed as extended family, our commitment to safety plays an even more important role. Put simply, we make a promise to each team member: to our utmost ability, everyone goes home safe, every day.

Our Safety Culture

Safety is a reflection of a well-run operation

Our safety culture is our defining attribute. We support this with tools, training, and initiatives that inform the safety culture at Hunt Energy, but it is the individual decisions and ownership of these principles from our employees that encourage this culture to thrive.

HSE Leadership Committee

The purpose of the Committee is to have all operational management collaborate and cooperate to ensure that Hunt’s commitment to Health, Safety, and the Environment (HSE) is supported and nurtured across all Hunt companies.

Primary goals include:

  • Develop strategies to create a safe and healthy work environment
  • Solve HSE problems and evaluate challenges
  • Increase HSE Awareness and promote a strong safety culture
  • Provide a link between our people in our communities (or in the field) and company leadership

HSE Leadership Roundtable

Primary goals include:

  • Create HSE culture and policy alignment across all the business units within Hunt Energy
  • Collaborate on key HSE initiatives across the Company and share ideas around timely issues

Reduced Injury & Incident Rates

  • For the period of 2017 to 2020, Hunt Energy decreased our injury rates through the implementation and alignment of annual HSE plans
  • These plans are designed to drive continuous improvement based on lessons learned and are endorsed by leadership
Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) – work-related injury or illness that results in medical treatment, days away from work, restricted work, or position transfer
Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) – work-related injury or illness that results in days away from work
Days Away/Restricted or Transfer Rate (DART) – work-related injury or illness that results in days away from work, restricted work, or position transfer
TRIR, LTIR, and DART are calculated per 200,000 hours, equivalent to 100 full-time employees working a calendar year

Safety in Transportation

One of the biggest potential risks impacting our operations is transportation. In addition to keeping our workforce safe on our operational sites and in the office, we also strive to minimize safety incidents while our employees are on the road.

  • Preventable Vehicle Incident Rates (PVIR) are calculated based on the total preventable vehicle incidents in the workplace, per 1 million miles driven
  • Hunt drivers logged more than 6 million miles from 2017-2020 and maintained a PVIR of 1.48 in 2020, which is below the company benchmark of 1.6

Hunt Energy emphasizes driver safety through

  • Defensive driving training
  • Behind the wheel training
  • Vehicle inspection programs
  • Off-road/hazardous element training

Our vehicle fleet is subject to robust preventative maintenance programs that go beyond the manufacturer’s minimum standards.

Contractor Management

Many specialized jobs and large-scale projects require the use of contract labor and services, therefore, an important part of our overall safety and health program involves safety management for contractors.

During the bidding process, we perform HSE evaluations on all potential service providers informing the results of the overall bid evaluation. Contractors are expected to maintain a management system that meets or exceeds our corporate standards. Once on site, our supervisors actively participate in operational and safety activities such as performing joint site inspections, reviewing permits, job safety analyses and pre-job safety meetings. On-site contractor audits are performed to ensure compliance with HSE expectations, and any deviations are reviewed with the Contractor to determine a path forward of continuous improvement.

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Blue Jackets

After September 11, we established a core, trained group of employee-comprised first responders to assist with potential emergencies at Hunt Energy office locations.

The Blue Jackets serve as first responders during emergencies and take the lead in evacuation exercises, emergency response training, interfacing with outside emergency responders, and providing key information to employees. All Blue Jackets are First Aid/CPR certified.

Hunt Energy supports of the Blue Jacket program by providing continued training and providing other incentives to volunteers.

The initial program focused on the Dallas campus but has since been adopted in our offices around the world.

Annual Safety Picnics

Safety picnics are held annually in each operating area across the Company and serve as an opportunity for employees and their families to hear and share safety messages.

The Hunt Energy executive leadership team participates and communicates our commitment to safety, performance highlights, and any new initiatives.

Due to the pandemic, 2020 safety picnics were postponed. In lieu of meeting in person, Hunt Energy convened and communicated safety key messages via virtual meetings.

Safety Training

Our commitment to safety is an expectation for all employees and is reinforced through training across the company.

The training curriculum is based on a needs assessment for each employee. The course curriculum consists of classroom, online and hands-on training.

An employee training matrix has been developed based on risk assessment results and is a major leading indicator KPI for all employees. The matrix contains three tiers of training based on a risk assessment of the work to be performed as well as regulatory training requirements and Hunt best practices. The training requirements and frequency for each level (Administrative, Technical and Hazardous Areas) are clearly defined and based on employee position. The course curriculum is made up of classroom, web-based, and hands-on training.

Our Safety Framework

Asset Integrity

Hunt Energy effectively manages its assets to gain maximum value, profitability, and returns while safeguarding personnel, the community, and the environment.

Our Asset Integrity Management program incorporates design, maintenance, inspection, process, operations, and management concepts since all these disciplines impact the integrity of infrastructure and equipment.

Hunt Energy uses technologies such as optical gas imaging cameras at many production and process facilities to monitor the integrity of our operations. When we identify risks, we implement appropriate preventive measures for equipment, processes, and people.

Effectively manage Hunt Energy’s assets in order to gain maximum value, profitability and returns while safeguarding personnel, the community, and the environment.

The Asset Integrity Management program incorporates design, maintenance, inspection, process, operations, and management concepts since all these disciplines impact the integrity of infrastructure and equipment.

Hunt Energy uses technologies such as optical gas imaging cameras at many production and process facilities to monitor the integrity of our operations. When we identify risks, we implement appropriate preventive measures for equipment, processes, and people.

Timely Observation, Effective Corrective Action

At Hunt, we believe if you see something, say something.

Stop Work Authority is a program embedded into Hunt’s safety management culture. It provides any employee, contractor, or visitor the ability to stop the work if they see something unsafe.

Employees and contractors are required to report all incidents involving injury, environmental impact, property loss, or near-miss events. Incident Reporting and Investigation is submitted to our Sustainable Integrated Management System (SIMS) and is standardized across the organization as part of the ongoing SIMS development and rollout.

We strongly encourage fact-finding, not fault-finding. Employees are trained annually in Root Cause Analysis techniques which are conducted for all incidents. Safety observation and near-miss programs are utilized to ensure hazards are found and fixed before there is a problem and that lessons learned are shared throughout the organization timely.

At Hunt, we believe if you see something, say something.

Stop Work Authority is a program embedded into Hunt’s safety management culture. It provides any employee, contractor, or visitor the ability to stop the work if they see something unsafe.

Employees and contractors are required to report all incidents involving injury, environmental impact, property loss, or near-miss events. Incident Reporting and Investigation is submitted to our Sustainable Integrated Management System (SIMS) and will be standardized across the organization as part of the ongoing SIMS development and rollout.

We strongly encourage fact-finding, not fault-finding. Employees are trained annually in Root Cause Analysis techniques which are conducted for all incidents. Safety observation and near-miss programs are utilized to ensure hazards are found and fixed before there is a problem and that lessons learned are shared throughout the organization timely.

Process Safety Management

Hunt has established a comprehensive program that integrates technologies, procedures, and management practices.

Process Safety Management applies design best practices to properly install, operate, and maintain covered process equipment so that workers, neighbors and the environment are protected from the unintentional releases of highly hazardous substances in the field.

Hunt has established a comprehensive program that integrates technologies, procedures, and management practices.

Process Safety Management applies design best practices to properly install, operate and maintain covered process equipment so that workers, neighbors and the environment are protected from the unintentional releases of highly hazardous substances in the field.