Safety accountability program has been implemented as an assessment tool and is based on proper implementation of/and maintaining a safe work environment, beginning with the adhering to BMI’s safety policies and procedures.
The purpose of this program is to protect employees and other workers from harm by providing the authority to all employees to observe safe and unsafe work practices/behaviors and when necessary intervene if they recognize an unsafe condition or an unsafe act.
Employees are continually encouraged to intervene whenever they notice an unsafe condition or another worker performing work in an unsafe manner (unsafe act). This approach to accident prevention requires each employee to understand that they have both the right and an obligation to safely stop a job whenever they observe a potentially hazardous condition or someone in the process of performing an unsafe act.
BMI utilizes stop work authority due to safety and environmental concerns.
• It is BMI’s intent that all persons in a given work area are empowered and expected to STOP the work of BMI, its employees, subcontractors/vendors or visitors if any person’s safety or the environment are at risk. NO repercussions will result from these actions.
• Any safety or compliance issue that arises should immediately be brought to the attention of the BMI supervisor or HSES Representative.
• If a person is discouraged from exercising their “Stop Work Authority” or are penalized for doing so, it should be reported to BMI HSES management at (985) 601-4660.
Senior Level Management of BMI expects each employee to exercise Stop Work Authority any time operations could result in injury, property damage or harm to the environment. BMI stands by each employee’s decision and expect that their concerns are fully addressed by their supervisor and management. Until appropriate safety precautions are in place, any operation that poses an un-controllable risk will not continue.
Bordelon Marine has adopted a zero tolerance policy that will be implemented within several policies and procedures. Infractions to can result in immediate suspension pending investigation of personnel who violate any policy procedure and/or hazard control system which results in an actual or potential high severity injury, asset damage, environmental spill, and/or damage to the company’s reputation. The investigation team may recommend termination of employment, as appropriate, for personnel found to have made a willful and knowing violation of company policy and procedure.