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SAFETY

May 22, 2019

Safety Excellence in Chile: Candelaria and Spence

Photo: Brian Maeck recognized the following Boart Longyear employees for Safety Excellence: Alan Adaros, Exequiel Espinoza, Rodrigo Garcia, Jose Ponce, Jaime Vidal, Karina Rojas, Orlando Galvez

 

The amount of thought and due diligence from all members of the drill crews and support teams at the sites in Chile has far surpassed expectation. Not only have they fully embraced Boart Longyear’s EHS Management System, but they have also improved on safety related engineering solutions. They have taken the concept of 'hands-off' rods and tubes to a new level with many field designed engineered solutions.

The crew took their time explaining the new Critical Risk Management program and associated site risks to visiting EXCO representatives, three Regional Directors and the Global EHS Director, further demonstrating their buy-in and passion towards safety.

Global Environmental, Health and Safety Director, Brian Maeck

Crews gave Denis Despres, COO, Brian Maeck, Global EHS Director, Fernando Riquelme, RD – LAM, Guillaume Dubuy, RD – EMEA, John Kirkwood, RD – APAC a heart felt site induction, not only discussing critical risk, but also what drives them to ensure safety excellence at work.

The crew took their time explaining the new Critical Risk Management program and associated site risks to visiting EXCO representatives, three Regional Directors and the Global EHS Director, further demonstrating their buy-in and passion towards safety.

Examples such as when the crew recognized that they were too close to a rock wall they, supported by the site EHS advisor, took it upon themselves to install a screen to catch loose rock. Every step of the way, the Chilean teams have thought about each process element, and truly have put safety first, not only impressing their BHP customer but also leadership from other Regions, and our Executives. I thank them all for their safety leadership and dedication in raising the bar.

-Brian Maeck

Site collateral – crews each had Critical Risk Management posters and cards with controls posted on the back; and confidently spoke about the associated risks on their site and process. They also directed the attention of the visitors to the 16 EHS Management Field Reference standards, highlighting applicable requirements.

Hand’s off! Crews do not touch rods or tubes to ensure fingers and hands are not injured in the process.

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Brian Maeck

MEET THE AUTHOR Brian Maeck Brian has worked with Boart Longyear for just over 10 years within Drilling Services and Manufacturing. Since entering the drilling industry, he has been certified as a diamond driller, first line supervisor and trainer. Attaining several Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) related certifications along the way including incident management, investigation techniques and lead auditing, Brian managed EHS systems and programs across Canada before relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016 to become a Global EHS and Training Manager.

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