What Great HSE Performance Looks Like


11 Teams Show The Way
On the heels of the best safety performance in the company’s history, Baker Hughes has announced the recipients of the 2016 Chairman’s HSE Excellence Awards.

The 11 recipients were selected from 43 nominations based on leading indicators, sustained performance in lagging indicators over a three-year period, their Perfect HSE Day track record, culture, leadership engagement, and achievements reflecting innovation and teamwork. Each team achieved 366 Perfect HSE Days in 2016. “These teams demonstrated sustained performance across business cycles, maintaining an unshakeable focus on the safety of our people, customers, and partners,” said Martin Craighead, Chairman CEO. “They’ve played a key role in advancing our HSE culture by embracing the Five HSE Fundamentals, and leaders are proactively engaged in cultivating a mindset where ‘zero’ is an expectation, not just a target.”





2016 Chairman’s HSE Excellence Awards Recipients

The following represent just a few highlights from each team’s performance, including their proactive efforts to mitigate key risks, bolster their HSE culture, collaborate with customers, and make a difference for the environment and their community.


Asia Pacific – Brunei

  • 1,301 Perfect HSE Days (reflecting 1.7 million “perfect” man hours)
  • Strong leadership: 27 leadership visits to client operations and 47 Baker Hughes site visits in 2016; every rig for BSP and Total visited by leadership team
  • Received multiple HSE awards from various customers for excellence in HSE practices

Latin America – Ecuador Artificial Lift Systems Workshop

  • 2,144 Perfect HSE Days (reflecting 51,243 “perfect” man hours)
  • Recognized as best supplier of Andes Petroleum for excellent HSE management
  • Environmental conservation efforts: Waste and water reductions (11% and 12%); recycling improvements; organized Family HSE Day

Middle East – Qatar

  • Offshore drops simulator training partnering with Shell Qatar
  • High employee engagement across all areas, and leadership involvement in hazard hunts and HSE meetings; no vehicle accidents in five years
  • Energy management: 27% reduction in water consumption, 6% reduction electricity, 35% reduction in general waste

North America North – Anchorage, Alaska

  • More than 1,000 Perfect HSE Days; 45 observations entered per employee
  • Leadership engagement with ConocoPhillips and BP
  • Developed HSE team-based initiatives that improved observation program, driving behaviors, hazard hunt participation, and leadership visits

Africa – Egypt Kattamia

  • Strong leadership: 45 leadership actions, including remote rig visits
  • Created safety equation (10 Life Rules + 5 HSE Fundamentals = 0 accidents) and safety equation video
  • Community impact: Blood drive; Ramadan healthy eating campaign; street clean-up activity

North America South – Trinidad

  • 1,435 Perfect HSE Days; 725,719 miles (1,167,932 km) driven without a motor vehicle accident
  • Recognized by BPTT five times for demonstrating safe work practices and including contractors in Stop Work and safety observations; improved quality over quantity
  • Road Journey Management audits completed for all product lines; organized eight safety stand downs

Saudi Arabia – Integrated Operations XDT Project

  • Three Perfect HSE Years; 27 rig visits by leadership
  • HSE campaigns for dropped objects, summer and Ramadan, and transportation
  • 307,866 miles (495,463 km) driven without an incident; developed night driving risk assessment for emergency journeys

Europe Russia Caspian – Europe

  • Two Perfect HSE Years; five loss prevention teams led by geomarket and area leaders
  • Increase from 50% Upstream Process Safety Barrier Validation to 100% compliance
  • Developed innovative program to eliminate homemade or improvised tools

Products and Technology – Andean – Artificial Lift Systems and Completions Base in Neiva, Colombia

  • Four Perfect HSE Years
  • Colombia managers and directors visited the workshop two times per month
  • Environmental conservation: Waste reduction of 41% solid waste, 46% liquid waste, 11% energy reduction