HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL
With our roots dating back to 1890 through our subsidiary Bisso Marine, Bisso management learned long ago that nothing we do is more important than the safety of our people and the environment. With safety as our guiding principle, Bisso Construction Services will not take a job unless we believe it can be performed safely. From job screening, to job planning, to job execution, we carefully consider the impact our work will have on our people and the environment. Our team of engineers, project managers, superintendents, foremen, and laborers work hand-in-hand with our Health, Safety, Security and Environment Department to make each job a safe one. At Bisso Construction Services, every employee is truly a member of our safety department.
With the ever increasing requirements set forth by governmental and regulatory agencies and the importance of having a safe and trained workforce, Bisso Construction Services has developed a Health, Safety and Environmental Management System which sets forth our commitment to safe operation. This HSSE Management System is a collection of integrated, documented processes that define how we as an organization will meet our HSSE Objectives. The goal of the HSSE management system is to promote Safety and Environmental protection by assuring that all employees are trained, understand and follow the policies and procedures for working safely.
We employ an aggressive behavioral based safety program that stresses the importance of thinking before acting. Our safety program begins at the hiring phase; we will not hire an employee unless he or she has significant experience and has demonstrated a commitment to safety. After carefully screening prospective employees, we immediately indoctrinate our people in the Bisso Construction Services culture of safety. New employees undergo rigorous safety training “in the classroom” before being sent to the field. At hire, all employees go through an orientation program and certain employees will complete more craft, project or task specific training that covers many of the following topics:
OSHA Super Session
First Aid / CPR
Water Survival with Swing Rope & HUET
Incipient Fire Fighting
Crane and Forklift Certifications
Confined Space Awareness
Confined Space Entry Certification
- Operator Qualification Solutions Group (OQSG) Knowledge and Skills Training – for diving employees
- Veriforce Training – for diving employees
- Nondestructive Training (MP, UT & FMD) – for diving employees
Advanced Fire Fighting
Behavior Based Safety Training
Through our in-house safety trainers and our outside safety consultants, our employees undergo comprehensive safety training on a regular basis. Our training program includes:
- Safety and Environmental Management Training (SEMS)
Bisso Construction Services’s HSE Management System Training
- OMSA – Safe Gulf
- General Safety Training in the major OSHA disciplines
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness for both the employee and supervisor
- Emergency procedures and Emergency Action Plan
- Incident Reporting Instructions
- Personal Protective Equipment
Short Service Employee (SSE) Training
In recognition of the fact that safe workers are drug-free workers, Bisso Construction Services is also on the cutting edge with respect to drug and alcohol testing. Our drug and alcohol policy is simple – zero tolerance. Every prospective employee undergoes a thorough background check and is given a pre-employment drug and alcohol test. We utilize post-incident, “probable cause”, pre-access testing to insure a truly drug free work force.
BCS will always endeavor to establish and maintain the highest standards of service within the industries we serve.
BCS will continue to improve our Business Management System (Safety & Quality) by incorporating the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 & 9001:2015 Standards; use of third-party verification, vetting and auditing; safety and technological advancements; continuous employee training; and continual policy and objective improvements through management reviews.