Welcome to the BP Pipelines contractor website! You are an integral part of fulfilling our goals, which are simply stated: No accidents, No harm to people, and No damage to the environment. Here you’ll find important information to assist you in Working Safety at USPL, including HSSE policies, forms, toolkits, BP-specific programs, and links to industry websites as well as OQ training information. We will also be posting the latest findings from any safety incidents and lessons learned. We expect all employees, contractors, and subcontractors to:
- Actively participate in daily safety assessments.
- Speak up about unsafe acts or conditions and assist in correcting them.
- Stop the Job if something isn’t right.
Check in often as this will be a critical source of the latest news and safety alerts. If you have any ideas on other information you would find useful to include on this website, contact Karen Jacobson.
06 October 2017
Third Quarter toolkit is now available!
In this issue: The new requirement for electrical contractors to have a NFPA 70E electrical program is discussed as is the new requirement for gloves being used in sandblasting. There’s also information on BP Pipelines’ new procurement team as well as some recent good catch/near miss instances. Finally, there’s information regarding benzene, crystalline silica and driving in school safety zones.
14 September 2017
Sandblasting: Importance of proper PPE
In the first 8 months of 2017, there have been two sandblasting safety events on a BP Pipelines worksite. The following directive is a result of these two incidents.
Beginning immediately, USPL requires that all contractors performing sandblasting on for BP Pipelines provide a sufficient supply of gloves while working and to change the gloves immediately after they become wet. We ask that you do this to maintain a safe work environment and consider your safety our primary concern.
What good looks like!
A supervisor and a worker were preparing to open an oil storage tank roof drain and prior to opening quickly stopped all activity. Both workers took the stairs back to the roof, then returned to the drain valve and proceeded to open the valve. The supervisor was asked why they stopped and returned to the tank roof. The supervisor explained that as an extra precaution, they decided to recheck the roof for oil before opening the valve for draining. The supervisor and worker demonstrated excellent use of self-checking to ensure conditions were acceptable prior to opening the valve.
Great job crew!
Golden Rules of Safety
The Contractor toolkit was created to call attention to key safety concerns and to share and reinforce the BP values with our contractors.