2010 - 0.23
2011 - 0.75
2012 - 0.31
2013 - 0.30
2014 - 0.40
2009-2010 - 0.85
2010-2011 - 0.85
2011-2012 - 0.87
2012-2013 - 0.82
2013-2014 - 0.80
2010 - 1,701,489
2011 - 1,139,182
2012 - 1,275,119
2013 - 1,324,962
2014 - 1,901,662
Safest 70 Award
2007, 2008, 2009,
2010 & 2014
We are pleased to announce that Joseph Robinson is the winner of Bisso's Annual Safety Drawing for a new boat or pickup truck. Joseph completed 2013 incident free and is assigned to the DB Boaz as a Rigger. Joseph had positive performance reviews and no write ups and utilizes all his safety tools to work in a safe, effective and efficient manner. Congratulations Joseph!!!
Equipment Orientation & Training
Having been in business in since 1890, BISSO MARINE 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 MARINE 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 MARINE, every employee is truly a member of our safety department.
With the ever increasing requirements set forth by Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the importance of having a safe and trained workforce, Bisso Marine has developed a Health, Safety and Environmental Management System which sets forth our commitment to safe operation. This HSE Management System is a collection of integrated, documented processes that define how we as an organization will meet our HSE Objectives. The goal of the HSE 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 MARINE 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 that covers:
- Safety and Environmental Management Training (SEMS)
- Bisso Marine’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
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:
- OSHA Super Session – for all employees
- First Aid / CPR – for all employees
- Water Survival with Swing Rope & HUET – for all field employees
- Rigger Certification – for on-deck personnel and divers
- Incipient Fire Fighting – for all field & yard employees
- Crane and Forklift Certifications – for designated employees
- Confined Space Awareness – for all employees
- Confined Space Entry Certification – for designated employees
- 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
- STCW and Bridge Simulator Training – for USCG licensed employees
- Advanced Fire Fighting - for USCG licensed employees
- Behavior Based Safety Training – for all employees
Bisso Marine embraces the Short Service Employee (SSE) philosophy through assigning a mentor for the on the job training which occurs in the field. New employees are required to wear a “high-visibility orange” hard hat during the first six months of employment to alert others that this employee is “in training”.
In recognition of the fact that safe workers are drug-free workers, Bisso Marine 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. Each of our vessels and facilities is subject to random drug testing each qurter. In addition to random testing, we utilize post-incident, “probable cause”, pre-acess testing to insure a truly drug free work force. Bisso Marine is a member of both the Pipleine Testing Consortium (DOT) and DISA. We also perform frequent bag and room searches and regularly employ drug detecting doges to keep our vessels dn facilities drug free.
In recognition of the fact that safe workers are drug-free workers, BISSO MARINE is also on the cutting edge with respect to drug testing. Our drug policy is simple – zero tolerance. Every prospective employee undergoes a thorough background check and is given a pre-employment drug test. Each of our vessels and facilities is subject to random drug testing each quarter. In addition to random tests, we utilize post-accident, “probable cause,” and Pipeline Testing Consortium (DOT) drug testing to insure a truly drug free work force. We also perform frequent bag and room searches and regularly employ drug detecting dogs to keep our vessels and facilities drug free.
BISSO MARINE is committed to working safely. In 2008 BISSO MARINE implemented a new Safety Award Program to reinforce the company’s absolute commitment to safety. In addition to awarding quarterly individual and team incentives for safe work, each January BISSO MARINE randomly selects one employee who worked the previous year without having had an OSHA recordable incident, a disciplinary write-up, or a negative performance review. The winner (see photo above) receives his or her choice of an inshore bay boat, a bass boat or a double cab pickup truck. BISSO MARINE does not just talk safety, it backs up that talk with a financial commitment to the safety of its people and the environment.