JSEA, or Job Safety & Environmental Analysis procedures are very important when it comes to environmental drilling prior to starting any project. This analysis involves gathering information on each step of the project, assessing any safety or environmental risks, planning how to manage and mitigate those risks, and putting everything down into a plan which is reviewed prior to starting daily activities.
Now, you might be thinking it is just another level of bureaucracy that you shouldn't have to deal with on your project. However, these meetings are necessary to meet local, state, tribal, and federal laws in regards to safety and environmental factors around any drilling project. It helps to protect the client, the drilling company, the drilling crews, and anyone else onsite during drilling activities.
What are Job Safety & Environmental Analysis Meetings
JSEA meetings are a part of this process. This is the time when stakeholders from all involved parties come together to assess and review the environmental and safety aspects of the project. Each person sent to the meetings should have enough authority to make decisions and come to a consensus with other representatives.
Many projects can use JSEA plans developed on past projects as a starting place. However, each project needs its own plan because every project has its own unique characteristics.
What are Potential Hazards Cited in JSEA planning?
JSEA planning covers both environmental and safety hazards. On the environmental side, the planning group tries to identify any potential problems including the following:
- Contaminant spills into water or on land
- Release of certain gases to the air
- Removal or disturbance of animals or vegetation
- Inefficient resource use
- Off-site impacts of noise or vibration
- Disturbing sensitive sites (cultural heritage, environmentally protected areas)
- Waste generation
- Disposal and transport of waste
- Spreading pests and weeds
- Use of pesticides or insecticides
- Fire potential
On the safety side, the planning group covers problems like the following:
- Electrical hazards
- Contaminated dust exposure
- Heat exposure
- Occupational noise
- Occupational gas release
- Handling flammable and combustible materials
- Handling moving and rotating objects
- Weather conditions
- Excavation hazards
- Handling chemicals
- Job Site safety
- Driving safety
- Location of nearest Hospital
JSEA meetings are a part of all drilling projects at Talon/LPE. The first meetings help to lay out the tasks involved in the project, and identifying typical hazards related to each part of the project. After the project begins, JSEA meetings assess any problems on the job site and to make sure the plan covers those contingencies. Some JSEA meetings happen after the project is completed to review the plan and how it fared during the project.
The need for JSEA meetings cannot be overemphasized. SAFETY FIRST! It protects everyone involved. The top concern at Talon / LPE is safety for our crew and our clients. JSEA meetings are part of our many safety procedures. Contact us today for more information about our services.