Lagoon’s HSE Culture
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At Lagoon, safety isn’t just about regulations and procedures. It’s a core part of our culture. Our health, safety and environment (HSE) stewardship starts with our leadership team. HSE influences our hiring decisions and is emphasized consistently in our work. We are committed ethically, financially and personally to achieving a work environment where employees and contractors return home safely to their families every day.
Health & Safety
Keeping safety at the forefront of everything we do is a core value and is foundational to Lagoon’s culture. HSE success is an unambiguous measurement; it is achieved when each of our employees and contractors returns home to their families in the same condition as they arrived to work. We strive to achieve this goal through our HSE management system, which comprises four key elements: leadership, process, monitoring and reinforcement. Our plan lays out the roadmap for how Lagoon can achieve best-in-class performance.
To promote our HSE culture, we strive to attract, develop and retain individuals who share our core values. A vital aspect of this is ensuring our employees are equipped with the proper tools and training to guarantee they each have the required skills to perform their work safely and competently. Safety Sensitive employees and contractors attend a robust HSE orientation and are required to participate in annual safety compliance training.
Compliance is rooted in our corporate values, and we are committed to conducting our business in accordance with all applicable HSE laws, rules and regulations. Often, Lagoon goes beyond regulatory requirements to adopt industry best practices because we believe protecting people and the environment is about more than just meeting regulatory requirements.
Everyone working with Lagoon, including contractors, is responsible for achieving HSE excellence. Thus, we implement a robust contractor selection process through ISNetworld, a global leader in contractor and supplier information management. ISNetworld, among other criteria, vets contractor HSE performance. Once hired by Lagoon, contractors must participate in our thorough hiring and onboarding process, which includes management expectations meetings, HSE orientation and subsequent vendor performance meetings.
We embrace our responsibilities as stewards of the environment and embed climate-related risk analysis into our business planning. Utilizing sound engineering controls, our facilities are fully automated and designed with oversized containment to minimize discharges, including discharges to navigable waters, and are continuously monitored and regularly inspected to reduce fugitive emissions. We are leading the industry with a strategic plan, approved by our board of directors, to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and net-zero by 2040.
Lagoon’s Life-Saving Rules
Every Lagoon employee and contractor is empowered and obligated to stop work at any time they feel it is unsafe, without any fear of retribution. All incidents, near misses, and good catches are reported immediately so we can improve our operations and mindset.
As part of our safety-first culture, Lagoon places special emphasis on several critical areas, known as “Lagoon Life-Saving Rules.” We believe accidents are preventable, and we do everything feasible to make sure they don’t happen. We expect everyone on our team to build their on-the-job knowledge to make each day safer than the one before.
Rule #1: Safe Driving
Follow safe driving practices, avoid distractions, and stay aware of road conditions
Rule #2: Lock-Out, Tag-Out
We will isolate, de-energize, lockout, and tag out all energy sources as required when performing work
Rule #3: Lifting Operations
Follow OSHA crane specifications, follow general lifting plan and inspect rigging
Rule #4: Work at Heights
Protect ourselves and others by taking effective precautions when working on any surface above four feet
Rule #5: Trenching/Excavations
Prior to digging, Lagoon requires the use of State One-Call Notification and JSA & Evacuation Checklist
Rule #6: Pre-Job Planning
Proper job planning, hazard assessment and communication leads to a safe work environment
Rule #7: Confined Spaces
Confined space entries are not performed without proper training and pre-job planning