Health Safety & Environment

We at Redwood Global Inc. proudly accept our responsibility to safeguard the environment and to protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, and the public.

We adhere to a comprehensive safety and health program for our employees that includes:

  • – Mandatory first responder training
  • – Gym access for all employees
  • – Individually customized needs-based health programs with incentives for improvement in both fitness and nutrition

 


REEDWOOD Global HSE Mission & Vision

REDWOOD GLOBAL take pride in adhering to best industry practices, both in terms of results and effectiveness, in order to ensure the safety and health of its employees, contractors, suppliers, community and customers, in addition to protecting the environment wherever it conducts business.

HSE Policy
Our Commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment
REDWOOD GLOBAL commitment is to balance the professional and optimal exploitation of world’s hydrocarbon resources with proactive management of the health and safety of our employees, contractors and community and care for the environment.
We believe that good HSE performance is an integral part of efficient and profitable business.

Policy:
Our Policy on HSE is this Commitment and is an integral part of our overall business policy. Our HSE Commitment must be read in conjunction with our HSE Vision and Mission. As REDWOOD GLOBAL and Subsidiaries our businesses are conducted according to best industry practices, both in terms of results and effectiveness to ensure, the safety and health of our employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and the community and to ensure the protection of the environment. As we do this, we aim to reduce the overall environmental cost of our operation and conserve resources for future generations.

Management systems:
REDWOOD GLOBAL maintains and continuously improves a comprehensive HSE Management System which is a systematic and fully documented approach to managing health, safety and the protection of the environment. REDWOOD GLOBAL manages HSE as a critical business activity, sets targets for improvement and measures, appraises and reports performance. Our goals drive us to the highest standards of excellence. The REDWOOD GLOBAL HSE Management System Elements are the minimum requirements essential to successfully manage hazards in health, safety and environment. All REDWOOD GLOBAL personnel, contractors and visitors must follow these HSE systems. A cyclic, inter-related system of steps ensures continuous improvement in the REDWOOD GLOBAL HSE Management System supported by visibly better performance.
REDWOOD GLOBAL carries out internal and external audits of its HSE Systems in action, to measure performance, to challenge and enable change, to innovate and improve our performance in line with internationally accepted best practice.
All REDWOOD GLOBAL Subsidiaries must follow the REDWOOD GLOBAL HSE Management System and must have documented systems and procedures in place in their own HSE Management System. They are accountable for HSE performance and must maintain a declaration of conformance supported by a signpost document to the REDWOOD GLOBAL HSE Management System and its goals.

Employee involvement:
Leadership accountability for performance is fundamental to our HSE system.
Management at all levels must demonstrate and encourage commitment to HSE to create and sustain an interdependent company HSE culture where HSE is the responsibility of all employees.
We trust, respect and support each other, promoting teamwork to successfully achieve our objectives.
We foster a motivating workplace for all our employees through appropriate training, accountability, empowerment and fair treatment supported by a reward and recognition system.

REDWOOD GLOBAL is committed to HSE Performance as a critical priority.

Our main themes of activity are:
– Consistent reduction of injuries and illnesses
We believe that injuries, incidents of all types and occupational illnesses must be prevented. Our goals are to achieve zero injuries, illnesses and impacts on the environment.
We believe that off-the-job safety is a critical indicator of safety behavior and should be managed.
– Consistent reduction of toxic emissions
We maintain a comprehensive inventory of environmental aspects. We use this inventory to drive our priorities to reduce emissions to zero, selecting those that have the greatest risk to health or the environment for precedence. Our preferred process is to solve environmental issues at source. When necessary we use appropriate treatment and /or recycling to consistently reduce and/or mitigate discharges. We dispose of unavoidable waste safely and responsibly.
– Conservation of natural resources and habitat
We continuously demonstrate our respect for the natural environment and work to protect it.
We reduce the use of fuel and all raw materials to conserve natural resources and impact on the atmosphere.
We consider our sites to be a part of the natural heritage and seek to enhance them as sanctuaries for biodiversity and wildlife.

Product and Distribution Management:
We use every opportunity to continuously improve our processes and products.
We work with our suppliers and customers through communication and relationship building to ensure that the total hazard is reduced and the impact of our products, the product value chain and life cycle is continuously improved and in line with best practice.
Each new product and process is assessed for its total hazard and impact and acceptability to the environment and community.

Stakeholder engagement:
We publish regular statistics on our performance in HSE to promote an open dialogue with our stakeholders.
We provide discussion opportunities for our stakeholders to better understand, contribute to and guide our effort.
We act as a responsible member of society and take a positive interest in fostering constructive relations with the communities in which we operate.
We are honest and fair in all our dealings and we demonstrate the highest standard of ethics in conducting all internal and external business.
We are transparent in communication with others and ourselves.

Process safety:
Management of hazard is the foundation of the HSE MS Elements and is a continuous process.
We reduce the total hazard of our operation by implementing the recommendations of our investigations and studies.
All new processes are designed to increase safety margins and achieve inherent process safety management.
Emergency response plans must be maintained and practised to protect workers, customers, public and the environment in the event of an incident.
We manage the security of our sites to support the goals of our HSE Management System.
Our reputation is vital to our business success and is supported by this Commitment.

Past, present and future:
We correct the results of historical practices that have adverse impacts on the environment.

Legislators and regulators:
We comply with all applicable industry standards and governmental regulations.
We build partnerships with the authorities of the communities in which we live to develop ever better policies aimed at improving safety, health and environment.​

REDWOOD GLOBAL successful health, safety, and environment management systems contain the following 10 key elements:

1. A Way to Control and Distribute Up-to-Date Documents
Whether you use another cloud platform, or good old fashioned paper, every HSE system needs a way to distribute up-to-date documents to the right people. Creating protocols in this area helps ensure that employees always have access to current and correct safety information.

2. Safety Inspection Checklists
Creating safety inspection checklists serves many purposes—We establish a baseline for the quality of inspections no matter who is performing them, can decrease the amount of time it takes to perform inspections, and provide data on areas of safety that are improving or declining over time.

3. Risk Assessments
Risk assessments help us protect employees from potential harm, and our business from potential fines lawsuits. After identifying potential hazards to our workers, we can determine areas of safety non-compliance and devise and implement solutions.

4. Emergency Response Plan
Although we hope never have to use an emergency response plan, it’s always better to have one in place than to scramble during an emergency. OSHA requires emergency response plans to include how to report an emergency, evacuation procedures and assembly points, procedures to shut down project operations, rescue and medical duties for any workers assigned to perform them, and contact information for individuals with more information. Additionally, emergency response plans can contain information on local hospitals and medical services, and medical evacuation procedures. Learn more about our Medical Emergency Response Plan services.

5. Training Program and Documentation System
Employee safety training programs can include fire/tornado/earthquake drills, accident simulations, and even first aid to advanced medical training. Other types of training include correct use of PPEs, forklift safety, and hazardous waste management. While OSHA does not require documentation of all types of training, it’s a best practice to keep documentation—these notes can be useful when planning future trainings.
Learn more about our medical training courses.

6. Internal Audit Policy and Schedule
Health and safety audits are to ensure compliance with safety laws, as well as identify strengths and weaknesses in your HSE management system. Either an internal or external auditor can perform the audit, and no matter which route you choose, audits should be performed on a regular basis. Documentation from audits can be used to compare improvements and issues from year-to-year, identify trends, and create new safety initiatives based on audit data.

7. List of Laws and Health and Safety Regulations for Compliance
OSHA requires many employers to display their Job Safety and Health poster in a conspicuous space where employees can see it. This poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Although not required, we display additional health and safety law and regulation information in the same space to encourage employee awareness and compliance.
Download our free hands-only CPR infographic.

8. Measurable Performance Metrics

Our business relies on performance metrics to improve their bottom line, and HSE departments are no exception. These metrics help identify areas that need improvement, as well as trends over time. Key performance indicators for health, safety, and environment include:
– Lost Time Rate (LTR)
– Total Accident Rate (TAR)
– Accident Severity Rate (ASR)
– Total Recordable Injuries
– Working Days Since Last Incident

9. Regular Meetings and Communications Strategy
Creating a consistent meeting schedule for health, safety, and environment staff is key for reviewing current HSE strategies and successfully implementing new initiatives. Additionally, putting a clear communication plan in place fosters collaboration and reduces confusion during emergencies. We schedule HSE staff meetings on a weekly or biweekly basis, and make sure to assign a meeting leader and prepare an agenda to ensure efficient and effective meetings. We create a contact sheet for all HSE personnel, a group in email or your internal communications tool, as well as an easily accessible work schedule, encourages transparent communication among the team.

10. Regular Management Review
Our HSE management system is to be reviewed to verify that current goals are being met and new initiatives are being put in place. Review of our management system and team by senior leadership has been conducted on a regular basis. This keeps staff and the system accountable, and presents the opportunity for discussion between safety personnel and upper management.
The purpose of a health and safety management system is two-fold. First, we all seek to prevent illness and injury, and this requires some degree of systematization and integration of general management practices with health and safety. Second, when illness or injury occurs, we need a well-established and rehearsed plan to ensure that the response is appropriate. We support these systems because we care deeply about those we are responsible for, but there is also a clear business factor at play: poor management of health and safety directly affects the bottom line in any organization. From the cost of rescue to a drop-in employee morale, mismanagement of health and safety is very expensive.

We use the checklist above by gathering our team and reviewing whether each of these steps has been implemented.

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