Edison Chouest Offshore companies


Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE Policy)

Mission Statement

It is the policy of the Company to provide each and every employee with a safe and healthful working environment, as well as the tools and resources needed to be proactive in protecting the environment, and to provide our customers quality products and services that meet or exceed their expectations. In working toward these goals, continued emphasis will be placed upon employee education and awareness in risk management to prevent accidents and protect health, to preserve the environment, and to continually improve the quality of our products and services. Employees at all levels of the workforce shall make job safety, protection of the environment, and quality their highest priorities in all they do.

The quality, health, safety, and environmental (QHSE) rules, policies and guidelines of the Company shall be followed at all times. Additionally, applicable QHSE rules and regulations of local, state, client, and federal authorities must be followed. Each employee has the duty and responsibility to work in a manner that will eliminate accidents, damage to the environment, and non-conforming quality of products and services. Working together, we will achieve these shared QHSE goals.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to become the recognized industry leader of marine transportation services, obtain world-class QHSE operations status, and be the first choice provider of our customers. The core values that will get us to this goal are encompassed by the motto "Chouest Pride."

Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental (QHSE) Policy

The Company is committed to providing the best possible working conditions for all of our employees. To accomplish this, the Company will comply with applicable occupational health, safety, and environmental regulations; and conform with established quality processes by developing the best operations, procedures and policies to promote such conditions. In order to reach these goals, the Company has created the Management System. The policies, procedures and guidelines within are intended solely for the use of employees of the Chouest family of companies. They are intended to reduce the frequency and severity of workplace accidents, environmental incidents, and nonconformances.

The safety and health of our employees, the protection of the environment, and the satisfaction of our customers are the Company's greatest responsibilities. These are accomplished through our dedication to QHSE excellence. Management requires all employees, as a condition of employment, to execute high quality work in a safe and healthful manner by observing all applicable regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

The same firm commitment will be required from our suppliers and subcontractors, especially those involved with the transportation or disposal of hazardous materials. Quality, health, safety, and environmental aspects of our operations shall always be considered as being equally important, in the planning and development of products and services, as other business objectives.

The company and its employees are committed to ensuring the continual improvement of the quality, health, safety, and environmental aspects of our operations, services and the management system itself through the establishment of objectives and targets.

All employees and contractors, regardless of rank or position, should feel free to stop any job when safety concerns arise. Work shall recommence once the safety of the operation can be assured. We, as leaders, must continually promote and reinforce this ethic by setting an example and making the Company's expectations well known.

We will be diligent in delivering what we promise and earn the respect of each other, the public, our customers, and everyone that we interact with daily.

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Examples of violations include but are not limited to:

  • Thefts, Bribes or Kickbacks
  • Violation of Environmental Laws
  • Harassment or Discrimination
  • Information Security Violations
  • Fraudulent Transactions
  • Insider Threats
  • Violation of Health and Safety Laws
  • Accounting Irregularities
  • Improper Political Activity
  • Travel, Entertainment or Credit Card Abuse
  • Drugs, Alcohol or Weapons on Company Property

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