Safety & Training
EMS considers the safety of our employees and customers the most important aspect of our operations. EMS has never had an OSHA violation or a lost-time accident in the history of the company. EMS maintains a BWC Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.71.
Safety Program Highlights
- Zero lost-time accidents or illnesses in company history, more than 17 years
- Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of 0.71
- Top quartile Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) performance for NAICS Code 562910
- Four-member EHS staff
- Comprehensive, independently reviewed corporate health and safety plan
Key Safety Practices
- Daily Job Safety Analysis on all projects
- Weekly safety performance reporting to corporate leadership team
- Short-Service Employee Program
- Enhanced incident reporting protocol, including near-miss reporting
- Root-cause investigation of all reported incidents and near-misses, including documentation of corrective measures
- Safety performance included in all employee performance evaluations
All EMS personnel receive extensive training, including 40-hour HAZWOPER, annual eight-hour HAZWOPER refresher, RCRA, DOT, confined space entry, respiratory protection, first aid/CPR and assorted industry-specific and customer-specific training programs.
Advanced Rail Car Specialist Training
Several EMS personnel are certified by the Emergency Response Training Center (ERTC) in Pueblo, Colorado as Advanced Rail Car Specialists. Advanced Rail Car Specialist training is a comprehensive four-day hazmat emergency training course covering all facets of hazmat response.
Tank Car Specialist (TCS) Training
Several EMS personnel are Tank Car Specialist – Advanced (TCS-A) trained and certified. TCS training covers the technical skills and knowledge necessary for effectively managing a haz-mat/WMD incident in a rail transportation emergency. Participants respond to railcar emergencies and incidents, while functioning within a designated emergency response team. Situations involve scenario-based emergencies related to a variety of commodities that are transported by rail.
FRA Roadway Worker Training (RWT)
EMS complies with all requirements of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Roadway Worker Protection, 49 Code of Regulation (CFR), Part 214, including, without limitations, the training and qualification requirements, and with the FRAs On-Track Safety Program.
API WorkSafe Training
EMS has several field personnel are API WorkSafe certified by the American Petroleum Institute.
API Tank Entry Supervisor (TES) Training
Several EMS personnel are Tank Entry Supervisor (TES) certified. The API-TES certification program qualifies participants as having the minimum knowledge, experience and skills needed to safely perform duties required by tank entry supervisors. Scope of knowledge includes proper management of petroleum storage tank entry and maintenance work, including tank decommissioning, isolation, ventilation, atmospheric testing and analysis, work permitting, OSHA Confined Space regulatory requirements, emergency response and tank recommissioning.
A large percentage of EMS field personnel receive SafeLand training and certification. SafeLandUSA is an organization of independent oil and gas operating companies with the purpose of developing standardized safety orientation with minimum requirements for the U.S. onshore E&P industry.
Operator Qualification (OQ) Training
EMS has several employees with Operator Qualification (OQ) training and certification in compliance with current pipeline safety statutes. To ensure the safe transportation of hazardous liquids and gases through pipelines, operators are qualified according to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) guidelines.
OSHA 10-Hour/30-Hour Training
EMS has a number of field personnel that are OSHA 10-hour or OSHA 30-hour trained and certified. The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces. The 10-hour class applies to field crews, while the 30-hour class applies to supervisors.
Our personnel maintain various certifications, please click here to read more.