From the shop floor to our CEO, Columbia Energy embraces a vibrant safety culture.

Columbia Energy assigns the highest priority to the safety and health of its employees, the public, and the environment. It is our mission to create, implement, and maintain a strong safety culture with the overall goal of attaining an injury and illness-free workplace and sending every employee home each day free from harm.
— CE-ESH-001 Corporate Environmental Safety and Health Program

Columbia Energy is able to provide safe solutions in a variety of fields and conditions with a collective suite of engineers from varied disciplines, qualified safety personnel, experienced project managers, skilled craft personnel and versatile professional support teams.  Columbia Energy has modeled its safety culture around the guiding principles and core functions of the U.S Department of Energy Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS).  All employees are held accountable for safety and Line Management is responsible for the implementation and adherence to federal, state, and local safety requirements.

Columbia Energy’s well rounded approach to safety breaks down into the following steps:

Determine Scope of Work: Safety begins before the work ever starts with contracts and project personnel reviewing statements of work and determining the scope of work and necessary safety components involved to plan work safely.

Identify the Hazards: Columbia Energy project managers carefully select line management, craft personnel, and safety specialists to review the project activities, site, and conditions to perform a Job Hazard Analysis.

Develop and implement hazard controls: Each of the hazards identified in the Job Hazard Analysis are assigned with hazard controls put in place to remove or mitigate the hazards.   This document resides with the work and is reviewed and signed before performance of work tasks.

Perform work safely: Line Management is responsible for assigning and managing tasks to qualified personnel and communicating scope of work and task expectations in many ways from work packages and travelers, associated drawings and technical requirements, schedule meetings, and other associated communication and contract documents.

Feedback and Improvement: Feedback is achieved with the use of daily plan of the day meetings, project meetings, company meetings or stand downs, and the Safety Committee assembled with representative members of all the respective departments of Columbia Energy.