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15 May 2019

Pacific NW Contractor Forum

 The Pacific NW Contractor Forum took place on May 15, in Seattle. The event was well attended, with representatives from different departments of BP and contractors from various fields of work. With very good participation by all, this forum brought forward some very important improvement plans and actions which are going to be implemented in the near future.

23 May 2019

New contractor toolkit available

The Q1-2019 Contractor Toolkit is now available. In this issue, you’ll find useful information regarding the following:

  • HSSE Spotlight – Unexpected OSHA audit.
  • What's your exposure? – Spring driving tips, hydrogen sulfide (H2S).
  • HSSE safety share – Track hoe contacts overhead powerline, energized 120V wires cut.
  • Good catch/Near miss highlights.
  • And more!
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.

29 May 2018

Revised ATW and driver safety policies

BP Pipelines has recently revised two safety policies:

  • Authorization to work (ATW)
  • Vehicle and driver safety

One notable change is that all contractors should limit daily working hours to 14, if driving on BP business. Otherwise, most of the modifications to both policies do not impact contractors. Do take some time to review the policy revisions and determine their applicability to your workforce.

19 April 2018

New contractor toolkit available

The new, 2Q 2018 Contractor Toolkit is now available. In this issue, you’ll find useful information regarding the following:

  • HSSE Spotlight – In-line inspection tool run
  • What's your exposure? – distracted driving awareness, hand hazards
  • HSSE safety share – latest BP Pipelines investigation information
  • Good catch/near miss highlights
  • And more!
27 March 2018

New inland boat and vessel safety policy

Effective immediately, the boat and vessel safety policy has been revised. All requirements for offshore vessels have been removed and the policy has been renamed Inland Boat and Vessel Safety to more clearly indicate its applicability. Typical activities using boats and vessels for USPL include: deploying containment booms, inspecting pipelines at river crossings, conducting maintenance on pumps in firewater ponds and repairing dock equipment.


Other minor clarifications were made and are highlighted in the revised document. Contact a USPL safety representative with any questions.

17 January 2018

New contractor toolkit available

Take some time to read the 2018 – Q1 Contractor toolkit. In this issue, you’ll find useful information regarding:

  • Starting 2018 off right.
  • Surviving winter hazards while driving and walking.
  • Preventing carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Learning from a crude oil tank release and good catches.
  • Understanding how grades are determined in ISNetworld.
05 January 2018

Starting 2018 off right!

BP Pipelines has completed the last three quarters without an OSHA recordable injury. Contractors working on BP Pipelines job sites are integral parts of our success. Thank you for keeping safety in the forefront of all you do for us! Let’s continue to have active conversations in the office and on the job sites regarding working safely by DOING the following:

  • Plan ahead.
  • Follow BP’s Golden Rules of Safety.
  • Stop the Job if something doesn’t look right or feel right.
  • Use What’s Your Exposure to evaluate risk.
  • Promote an active safety culture.


Together, let’s make a commitment to a Target Zero 2018!