At Piceance Well Service, our objective is a safety and health program that will reduce the number of injuries and illnesses to an absolute minimum, not merely in keeping with, but surpassing, the best experience of operations similar to ours. Our goal is zero accidents and injuries.
Our safety and health program includes:
We recognize that responsibilities for occupational safety & health are shared:
With safety a core value, we nurture a culture that will protect our employees and everyone who visits our work sites. We pride ourselves on protecting people, property, and the environment. That is the commitment all of us at PWS make, to each other and our clients.  Our Safety Program focuses on everything from preventative maintenance to accident prevention. It addresses the responsibility, accountability, and discipline that we all share and accept as the key to maintaining a safe, healthy, and productive workplace.  We also utilize a hard-hat color-coding system, so every worker knows each other's level of experience.
At PWS, we strive to continually improve in both safety and quality by being innovative and bringing the most relevant information to our programs and challenging our people to be the best they can be in all ways of safety.  Some of the key features of our safety program are:
  • Drug & Alcohol Program  (Pre-employment, Random, Post-accident, Reasonable Suspicion and DOT)
  • OSHA 10 Hour / 1910 General Industry
  • PEC Premier Safeland / SafeGulf USA Instructor Certified In-house
  • CPR Certified/First Aid Training: Medic First-Aid Training Center, G2010 Compliant
  • Well Control Training for Toolpushers and Operators
  • Decision Driving
  • Basic Safety Awareness Courses
  • Monthly Safety meetings at each of our locations concentrating on OSHA requirements and everyday well servicing safety
  • Daily Rig Crew Safety Meetings / Tailgates
  • Basic Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Incident Reporting Procedures
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Near Miss Reports
  • Training Records (Awareness level and job-specific)
  • New Hire Orientation
  • Mentoring Program
  • Short Service Employee Program
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Hazard ID Program (Behavior Based Safety and Observation)
  • JSA Program
  • PPE Program with PPE Assessments
  • Safety & Health Program Manual.  Specifically the following programs within the manual:  LOTO, Hot Work, Gas Monitors, Fall Protection, Permit Required Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication, Trenching, Assuring Competency and H2S
  • Fleet Safety Program / Distracted Driving / Winter Driving
  • Extensive Equipment Maintenance Program
  • Rig & Equipment Inspections to comply with OSHA, ANSI, API, AESC
  • FMCSA Driver and Equipment Maintenance Compliance
Piceance Well Service management acknowledges the importance of an effective record-keeping program for recognizing, identifying and reviewing trends and deficiencies.  We also recognize the importance of recordkeeping in tracking the performance of duties and responsibilities for employees under the program.
We maintain records on:
  • Injuries
  • Equipment Inspections
  • Monthly Safety Meetings
  • Daily Tailgate Safety Meetings
  • Safety Training
  • New Employee Safety Orientation
  • Accident Investigations
  • Trend Analysis
PWS has a solid, proven, multi-level safety program that includes written policies and procedures, safety supervision, and required training on the job and in the classroom. Full participation of all personnel is required in safety drills, meetings, rig inspections and reporting, with follow-up by management. All equipment and processes are designed, constructed and operated with safety in mind. Since its inception, Piceance Well Service has maintained an excellent safety record and is constantly improving upon safety standards.
Piceance Well Service
P.O. Box 2606, Grand Junction, CO 81502 970-242-6900
Copyright 2011 by Piceance Well Service, Inc.
Production is never
so urgent that we
can not take the time to do our work safely.
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