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Safety, Security, Health, & Environment

The Operator is committed to conducting its business in a responsible and ethical manner that protects the safety and health of employees, others involved in its operations, its customers and the public. Furthermore, it is committed to conducting business in a manner that is compatible with the balanced environmental and economic needs of the communities in which it operates. This commitment requires compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, facilities that are designed and operated to a high standard and the systematic identification and management of safety, security, health, and environmental risks.

These commitments are documented in the safety, health, environmental, product safety and security policies of the Operator. These policies are put into practice through a disciplined management framework called Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS). The OIMS framework establishes common worldwide expectations for controlling Operations Integrity risks inherent in its businesses. Operations Integrity addresses all aspects of the Hebron Project business, including security, which can impact safety, health and environmental performance.

The OIMS is a standard framework to manage Safety, Security, Health, & Environmental (SSH&E) risks to achieve consistent, reliable and incident free results. OIMS includes 11 elements, each with an underlying principle and a set of expectations.

  • Management Leadership, Commitment and Accountability;
  • Risk Assessment and Management;
  • Facilities Design and Construction;
  • Information/Documentation;
  • Personnel and Training;
  • Operations and Maintenance;
  • Management of Change;
  • Third Party Services
  • Incident Investigation and Analysis;
  • Community Awareness and Emergency Preparedness;
  • Operations Integrity Assessment and Improvement.

The Hebron OIMS, as well as regulatory requirements, will require that numerous plans, programs, systems, and attendant processes and procedures be put in place to manage safety, security, health, and environment issues. These plans will include (but not be limited to):

  • Risk Management Plan (during design phase);
  • Contractor SSH&E Management Plan;
  • Safety Management Plan;
  • Health Plan;
  • Environmental Management Plan;
  • Security Management Plan;
  • Regulatory Compliance Plan;
  • Competency Assurance System;
  • Facility Integrity Management System;
  • Maintenance and Reliability Program;
  • Wellbore Management Plan;
  • Waste Management Plan;
  • Emergency Response Plan;
  • Emergency Communications Plan;
  • Oil Spill Response Plan;
  • Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan;
  • Ice Management Plans;
  • Marine Incident Plan;
  • Abandonment/Decommissioning Plan.

The Operator's policy is to:

  • Design and maintain facilities, establish management systems, provide training and conduct operations in a manner that safeguards people and property;
  • Respond quickly, effectively, and with care to emergencies or accidents resulting from its operations, in cooperation with industry organizations and authorized government agencies;
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and apply responsible standards where laws and regulations do not exist;
  • Work with government agencies and others to develop responsible laws, regulations, and standards based on sound science and consideration of risk;
  • Conduct and support research to extend knowledge about the safety effects of its operations, and promptly apply significant findings and, as appropriate, share them with employees, contractors, government agencies, and others who might be affected;
  • Stress to all employees, contractors, and others working on its behalf their responsibility and accountability for safe performance on the job and encourage safe behaviour off the job;
  • Undertake appropriate reviews and evaluations of its operations to measure progress and to foster compliance with this policy.

The Hebron Project team is committed to designing, building, installing and commissioning a production facility that supports world-class SSH&E performance.

Plans for ice management, waste management, oil spill response and contingency plans for emergency events will be developed and will build on those programs currently in place for the Grand Banks. The Operator will comply with all relevant federal and provincial legislation.