Health & Safety

Safety First

Safety is our number 1 priority at Yellow Jacket Drilling. It is reflected from the top down, from every employee to every client we work with, to the projects we work on. Our field staff is supported by a team of safety officers dedicated to training, educating, and helping ensure your project is a safe, productive, and successful one.

Safety First

Safety is our number 1 priority at Yellow Jacket Drilling. It is reflected from the top down, from every employee to every client we work with, to the projects we work on. Our field staff is supported by a team of safety officers dedicated to training, educating, and helping ensure your project is a safe, productive, and a successful one.

Total Recordable Incident Rating

2021 TRIR: 2.18

Industry Average = 3.0

Experience Modifier Rating

2021 EMR: 0.63

Industry Average = 1.0

FMCSA DOT Rating

Vehicle OOS 9.1% / Driver 0%

Industry Average = 21.1% / 5.7%

How We Stay Safe

Training

  • Health & Safety Orientation for New Hire
  • Equipment Task Training
  • Smith Driver Training
  • MSHA New Miner Training
  • MSHA Experienced Miner Refresher Training
  • 40 hour OSHA Training
  • 8 hr OSHA Refresher Course
  • 8 hr Supervisor  Training
  • API (American Petroleum Institute)
  • LPS (Loss Prevention System)
  • ERailSafe / RWP Training (Roadway Worker Protection)
  • Fall Protection Training
  • Rigging & Load Securement Training
  • Bluestake / 811 Utility Location Training
  • First Aid & CPR

Programs

  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Substance Abuse Program
  • Personal Protective Equipment Program
  • Confined Space Entry Program
  • Fall Protection Program
  • Lockout Tag-Out Program
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Preventive Failure Program

Certification & Vetting Portals

  • ISNetWorld
  • Browz
  • Avetta / PICS
  • PEC – Safeland & SafeGulf
  • EMS 385 Compliant (H&S for USACE)

Additional Practices

  • Workplace Hazard Control
  • Inspections & Audits
  • Monthly Safety Meetings
  • Daily Tailgate Safety Meetings
  • Work Practices & Procedures
  • Task Specific Job Safety Analysis

Rig Maintenance & Inspections

Few companies can put their equipment through the rigorous, stringent inspection & maintenance program that YJD does. Equipment that is routinely serviced & inspected means less break downs on your project – But it also means a safer work environment for our employees and our client’s field staff. Utilizing measures such as maintenance and preventive failure programs ensures we reduce the risk of a mechanical incident that could result in damage to property or worse.

  • Annual Rig Inspection
  • Annual DOT Inspection
  • NDT Testing on Critical Welds
  • MPI Inspection on Critical Welds
  • Maintain Hydraulic Hose Registry
  • Load Testing & Certification
  • Pull Testing & Certification on all Rigging & Tooling
  • DROPS Survey
  • Vessel Pressure Testing
  • Pressure Release Valve (PRV) Testing
  • Including Routine Schedule Service & Maintenance Program

When Safety Matters

When health and safety are the first priority, Yellow Jacket Drilling is continuously selected to work on some of the most high-profile sites in the country. Highly regarded clients only choose the best when it comes to meeting their uncompromising standards for safety and equipment care practices.

  • DOE – Hanford Site, Washington
  • DOE – Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
  • DOE – Pantex Plant, Texas
  • Major Mining Groups
  • Major Oil Companies
  • National Park Service
  • Numerous Government, DOD/DOE and other Military Installations