Safety

The Hunton Group has long-established core values associated with the safety and well-being of our people, integrity in our daily business, striving for continuous improvement, and understanding and being responsive to our customers' needs. Our HSE Policy is a continuing commitment to these core values.

Our HSE Program - The Core of Our Safety Culture

Our first core value at Hunton Services’ reflects our commitment to safety: “We will live safety every day. Nobody Gets Hurt.” The Hunton Group is committed to protecting the health and safety of its workforce and to minimizing its environmental impact. In order to meet our policy commitment, we will:

Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and rules;

  • Perform safely every single time for the protection of our people and stakeholders including our customers, suppliers and the community;
  • Make sure every employee is empowered to stop any unsafe act;
  • Minimize environmental impacts, and to the extent practical, use natural resources efficiently and minimize waste, emissions and discharges;
  • Identify and manage safety and environmental risks, identify hazards and evaluate risks posed by them, and implement solutions;
  • Ensure adequate skills and training to work in a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible way;
  • Promote the implementation of responsible safety and environmental practices with our suppliers, contractors, and business partners;
  • Support our customers' efforts for a sustainable future.

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The President’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy Statement

The Hunton Group is committed to providing a safe, injury-free workplace by integrating safety into our daily business decisions and processes, and as an employer is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees, visitors, subcontractors and any other people affected by its activities.

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Living Safety Every Day

Safety is the essence of our culture. We work very hard to provide our people with a safe working environment and to train them on safe work habits. Here are a few ways we ensure we live safety every day.

Hunton implements a behavior-based Loss Prevention System. What is a Loss Prevention System (LPS)?

The goal of an LPS is to prevent or reduce incidents, which are defined as either losses or near losses, using behavior-based tools and proven management techniques. The behavior based system utilizes a set of tools that identify and eliminate the factors and behaviors that lead to loss, including injuries, property damage and operational inefficiencies.

We aim to keep our EMR and TRIR ratings at their current excellent levels. What is an Experience Modifier Rating (EMR) or the Osha Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)?

The Experience Modification Rate is a number used by insurance companies to gauge both past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. The lower the EMR of your business, the lower your worker compensation insurance premiums will be. The TRIR is a commonly used indicator that measures a company's Total Recordable Injury Rate and adjusts for the number of hours a facility works. It does not matter how many employees there are, but is a function of the number of recordable injuries and the numbers to hours worked (usually including salary and hourly). We are consistently better than our industry average which is a TRIR of 4.00 and an EMR that is greater than 1.00.

Hunton requires a mandatory Job Safety Analysis for each job. What is a JSA?

A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure which helps integrate accepted safety and health principles and practices into a particular task or job operation. In a JSA, each basic step of the job is to identify potential hazards and to recommend the safest way to do the job.

Our Commitment to Safety Through Training

Each year, Hunton provides 12 mandatory training topics for all employees actively working in the field. Along with our Safety Incentive Program and Safety Committees, these resources are a great way for our employees to stay on top of their skills, improve their knowledge of safety, and recognize those for a job well done. Additionally, all field supervisors complete OSHA 10 certification and Supervisor Level LPS training. In the past few years alone, Hunton Group has invested over $200,000 in technician training.

Foot Protection

Hunton employees exposed to hazards requiring foot protection are required to wear protective solid leather top footwear with a hard toe (composite or steel) with oil resistant non-skid sole with a defined heel in compliance with Hunton’s PPE Standard. Footwear should have the approval seal of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or (ASTM) International standards for personal protective footwear to protect against all known hazards.

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Distracted Driving

Effective 9/1/2017 Texas has a statewide ban on texting/emailing and driving.
Did you know that reaction time is delayed for a driver talking on a cell phone as much as it is for a driver who is legally drunk? More texting leads to more crashes. With each additional 1 million text messages, fatalities from distracted driving rose more than 75%. Studies show that drivers who send or receive text messages focus their attention away from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph, this is equivalent to driving the length of a football field blindfolded! Stay safe. Everything else can wait.

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