Contractor information

Contractors are an integral part of fulfilling our goals, which are simply stated: No accidents, No harm to people and No damage to the environment. This website contains important information to assist you in working safety with USPL, including HSSE policies, forms, toolkits, BP-specific programs, links to industry websites and OQ training information.


27 November 2018

Revised PPE policy and PPE matrix

BP Pipelines has recently revised the PPE policy and PPE matrix. There are minor changes to the policy, including:

  • Abrasive blast hoods shall be worn at all times while blasting. Additionally – sand blasting shroud, jacket or suit shall be worn.
  • When working at height near water, assess which risk is greater – falling from height or drowning (if the employee falls into the water and has limited movement due to fall protection devices).
  • Specialized shoes, like waders, rock climbing shoes – may be used in lieu of required safety footwear per the PPE Matrix or approval from the Safety Coordinator.

Changes are highlighted in the policy.

What good looks like!

A crew was assigned to abrasive blast pipeline equipment. The crew was very aware of the hazards of abrasive blasting and completed pre-work inspections of the equipment. During the inspection, the crew identified that the deadman switch was not performing properly. The crew did not start work until the switch was changed out and verified to be in proper working order. Great job crew!

Links and training

USPL safety policies