Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Socket Inspection

If an impact socket shows splaying around the drive end box and /or the drive box is 1/16" larger than the drive size, discard the socket. Please inspect all impact sockets and address them accordingly. See the attached photo for reference.
A more thorough inspection is critical for all tools, remember it is one of the steps for keeping you and your coworkers safe.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Compliance Reminder

Please remember that as a condition of employment you must notify your supervisor if you are taking any prescription medications, this includes medications that have been prescribed after initial hire date. This is for your safety as well as your co-workers. Any illegal or non prescribed medication falls under the zero tolerance policy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Road Shoulders

With the warmer weather the roads are getting soft and in bad condition. Remember when you are dodging pot holes to avoid getting close to the edge of the road, the shoulders can give way. This can have you in the ditch and possibly turned over before you even know what is happening. In past years there has been a lot of equipment turned over from getting too close to the shoulders. Be careful and remind your co-workers.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


What are the mechanics of a 360? A comprehensive evaluation of a vehicle including condition of vehicle and potential obstacles in front of, behind and overhead; confirmation of no fluid releases from the vehicle and includes a thought process and strategy to move the vehicle successfully (forwards or backwards) to the next location. A 360 shall be conducted again if the vehicle is not moved immediately.
All employees must be mentored in a proper 360 by a Foreman, Supervisor, Superintendent or Project Manager. Please sign the One on One script when you complete the training and ensure a copy is in your file plus a copy needs sent to the HSE Superintendent. Thanks!


Jake Shaw and Mike Clingingsmith with Travis Parker as technical support have made Wells Support shine once again. Jake and Mike were selected from their respective groups to explain how SIM's is applied in the field, their presentations were performed during our weekly Team Leader meeting in front of Foremen and above for all of O&M. When you run into these individuals thank them for their support of SIM's, Pirate and Wells Support. This shows true leadership and teamwork. Thank you Jake, Mike and Travis.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Dan Lahaie has created a slide show for Emergency Shut Down practices on the North Slope.
Please go over this with your crews.
Location of slide show: S:\Veco\People\Well Support\Training\ESD.pps

A Message from the Pirate Steering Comitee

The Wells Support Steering Committee members are trying to breathe new life into the process.
With positive attitudes and new ideas we hope to accomplish this goal.
Below are some of the new ideas.
* Scurvy observer of the month will receive a $150.00 gift certificate to Army Navy
* Dandy Award - Weekly recognition award (including a small prize) for small acts that make a big difference.
*New material that is fun and informative for Pirate Mondays.
Management has been very forthcoming to help in all our changes, including financial support along with allowing more time to prepare for Pirate Monday.
~Don't forget that without the crews support none of this would be possible~
We are always looking for new ideas to improve the process, if you have any please let one of us know.
Last but not least we have a $150 gift certificate for our April Scurvy Observer: Charlie Ebner!
Thank you all for your participation and support.

~Wells Support Pirate Steering Committee

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SIMS Training

Wells Support has six SIMS trainers and CH2MHILL has a total of sixty trainers. With the blow ending, now would be a great time to have a trainer come to your location to watch you remove snow or on any other job being performed. The trainer will observe your movement while you work and give you feedback on what could help you prevent injuries. If you want a trainer to come out and observe you just ask your foreman. Remember our five week focus is SIMS in the field. Ask for a trainer today!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pirate Observations

With new employees joining the team, now is a wonderful time to utilize a Pirate Observation. The process is a good training tool. We should all volunteer to take a new employee around while doing a Pirate Observation. This will provide the employee a great opportunity to learn the process and show him what the Pirate means to you and all of us at Wells Support.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

5 Week Safety Focus

Our 5 week safety focus is (safety in Motion) SIMS. We need to continue to watch each other and stop improper ergonomics. We have several employee's who are out due to soft tissue injuries. Talk about the steps in your job which you might need to bend over or pick material. Some crews even go as far as to stretch before they begin their job.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

35MPH Speed Limit When Towing Trailers

There is a 35 MPH speed limit west of the Kuparuk river bridge when you are towing a trailer of any kind.

After Action Review - AAR Form

New After Action Review Form

After Action Reviews are a great tool to communicate with other crew members your lessons learned. AAR's are not to point fingers but to help us reach our goals and improve our performance, in both safety and completing jobs.

The Wells Support Supervisors would like you to share your AAR's at our Friday Team Lead meetings. Sharing your AAR's with your team will provide invaluable lessons to jobs that we can all benefit from in the future.They will help by providing us with the tools to perform the next job better than the last one.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dropped Objects Prevention Plan

Below is the Dropped Objects Prevention Plan that the API shop has created.
Laminated copies will be placed in all the trucks. If you would like an additional copy please see the Wells Supervisor or the Wells Admin.


Boom Truck / Crane Inspection

1. Ensure crane operator has current certification.
2. Ensure riggers are trained and competent.
3. Ensure yearly and monthly crane inspections are current.
4. Conduct daily visual inspection. (Ensure safety devices are installed, tested & fully operational)
5. Conduct practice pick without load.
6. Know the weight of load, angle & radius of boom, and do lift calculations.
7. Secure tag lines.
8. Full equipment inspection required after “shock loading”.

Below the Hook Requirements

1. Ensure annual inspection markings are visible on all lifting equipment. (2010 = Black)
2. Ensure load ratings on all synthetic fabric, wire rope & steel alloy slings are legible.
3. Visually inspect slings and shackles for wear/cracks prior to use.
4. Ensure slings & shackles are appropriately rated for desired application.


1. Verify wind speed. (Wind speeds over 20 mph requires an assessment/variance).
2. Verify temperature. (Temperatures below -35 F requires an assessment/variance).
3. Apply proper de-rating when applicable.

Hand Tools

1. Inspect scaffolding for kick plates/toe boards.
2. Limit the amount of tools present on tree platform.
a. Utilize tool bags when multiple tools/equipment are required.
3. Secure lanyards to Parmalee wrench, crescent wrenches, pipe wrenches, etc.
4. Clear all employees from underneath working areas before starting, and ensure “level to level communication” to prevent others from walking underneath during the job.


1. Dropped objects prevention shall be discussed in pre-job meetings and noted on SETA cards to raise awareness.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Weekly safety meeting

Everyone remember the weekly safety meeting date has changed. The safety meetings are now on Tuesday 6:30am and 6:30pm.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Crew Members

We have added two new members to our Wells Support team.

Sam & Jeff will both be working on the Rig Up crew.
If you see Sam or Jeff please introduce yourself and welcome them to the team.
As always lets do our best to mentor our new team members, and introduce them into our safety culture.

Sam Kendall & Jeff Curren

Monday, April 12, 2010

ADW Report

Please review the ADW report from town it has all the ADW incidents from the past week. Keep in mind this report comes out every Monday.

API Valves

If you take a valve off the first dock south of the API shop, please notify the API shop tech. at 659-5072 or harmony 2599 or follow the instructions that are posted on the sign at the east end of the dock. This will help our TRP material coordinator with the tracking and inventory of these valves.

SIM's in the field

CH2M needs to utilize SIM training field wide. We have outstanding qualified trainers that are available to participate in your job; Shana Wilson, Jake Shaw, Dana Urquhart, Barry Bunnell, Jericho Dahlin and Caleb Bennett. Invite one of them to your job and check your SIM's knowledge.

AAR's (After Action Reviews)

AAR's: The expectation is to have one per week documented and shared in the Friday 5 o'clock meeting, conduct AAR's after each job and document the ones that other crews could benefit from.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Welcome to the new Blog!

Welcome to the official Wells Support Blog!
This blog will be used to update everyone in our group on Wells Support topics.
Such as changes, updates, reminders etc.

Please keep in mind that this is an open site. Do NOT post any confidential information or any comments that may be considered rude or vulgar.