During entry into a permit required confined space, especially during turnaround periods, the risk of accidents is higher. It is extremely important, for the safety of personnel and for the company that preparations are made for worst case scenarios. Mariner-Gulf offers seasoned and expert permit required confined space rescue teams to fit every scenario, including IDLH atmospheres. Whether it is non-entry, vertical, horizontal or rescue under supplied air, the Mariner-Gulf team is prepared to respond. All rescue personnel are also trained in Medic First Aid and CPR.
Rescue professionals, right there when you need us most.
Mariner-Gulf’s senior safety managers have conducted hundreds of safety management program audits of contractors and suppliers for owner clients, operators, third party verification systems and insurance companies and have assisted companies in improving safety policies and procedures thereby decreasing issues of non-compliance and injury. Using an approach that is formulated to help contractors, Mariner-Gulf’s team corrects deficient programs with professional recommendations based on industry regulations and best practices.
For the last eight years, Mariner-Gulf has provided professional safety representation for contractors and suppliers during audits and verifications by OSHA, MSHA, BSEE, owner clients, operators and third-party verification systems. The Mariner-Gulf teams assists contractors in preparing for audits and verifications by assembling the necessary documentation, reviewing safety management programs, policies and procedures against the requested criteria and suggesting corrective actions. Mariner-Gulf’s audit team’s experience has helped many contractors and supplier avoid potential work disruption by the through audit preparation done by its seasoned staff.
Mariner-Gulf provides various levels of experienced, high quality, site safety professional support to both owner/operator clients and contractors for short or long-term assignments. Mariner-Gulf works with the company team to select the right individual(s) to meet the situation. Mariner-Gulf’s extensive database of safety professionals includes individuals with a wide variety of certifications, training abilities and practical experience across industry. The presence of safety personnel can be critical to maintaining a project’s smooth operation within the bounds of regulation, policy and security.
Third party auditors are web-based contractors utilized by large owners and operators to manage their contractors and suppliers. The verification process is intricate and included detailed online account setup and maintenance. Failure to do so results in contractors and suppliers not being able to complete contractual obligations, continue work or be awarded contracts for work. Mariner-Gulf’s account maintenance team includes members that have worked for and with the major third party verification systems. Mariner-Gulf handles the time consuming and challenging tasks of account maintenance 24/7. Mariner-Gulf offers a complete management of the account by qualified safety professionals in the following areas:
· Annual Updates
· Insurance and document upload
· Safety Questionnaires
· Training Tracker
Mariner-Gulf has assisted hundreds of customers across industries to meet the needs of their clients as mandated by ISNetworld, PEC Safety, Avetta, BROWZ, Construct Secure and other third-party verification systems. Unlike other firms, Mariner-Gulf produces policies and procedures that are company specific and meet third-party requirements as well as governmental regulatory standards such as OSHA, MSHA, BSEE, ANSI and ASME. Mariner-Gulf services all stages of account management including prequalification, MSQ and SSQ completion, up to and including monthly maintenance with a guarantee of 100% acceptance.
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon (BP Oil Spill) disaster, the federal government created a specific agency to provide oversight to offshore oil, gas and sulfur operations on the Outer Continental Shelf. This new agency, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) quickly sought to work with industry to reduce accidents in process safety. BSEE required all operators to develop a detailed Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) to reduce the potential of procedures or equipment that could result in major incidents, material spills or releases.
BW Offshore, engaged Mariner-Gulf to write and develop the first of its kind program for the BW Pioneer, the first FPSO to operate in the Gulf of Mexico. Drawing from OSHA's Process Safety Management standard, SEMS replaced API RP 75 with a required 18 elements. Mariner-Gulf's technical writing team produced an industry leading safety program that included the following elements:
· General Provisions
· Safety and Environmental Information
· Hazard Analysis
· Management of Change
· Operating Procedures
· Safe Work Practices
· Mechanical Integrity
· Pre-Start Up Review
· Emergency Response and Control
· Incident Investigations
· Records and Documentation
· Stop Work Authority
· Ultimate Work Authority
· Employee Participation Plans
· Guidelines for Reporting Unsafe Conditions
· Job Safety Analysis
Mariner-Gulf maintains a nationwide incident investigative team which incorporates seasoned investigators, as well as legal counsel when necessary. Mariner-Gulf believes “all accidents can be prevented” and seeks to find the causations and recommended corrective actions necessary to amend processes, procedures, training and often cultures to prevent reoccurrence. The Mariner-Gulf team works with company management to formulate all areas of a response including crisis management, media relations, liaisons with governmental agencies and clients. The comprehensive investigative report to management includes a narrative of the event, investigative findings and recommended corrective actions. The Mariner-Gulf team has experience in investigating near-miss, first aid, hospitalizations and multiple fatality events.
Root causes are usually deficiencies in safety management systems.
The Mariner-Gulf team partners with leading case management firms, within the United States to ensuring the proper care is given to each employee. We ensure workers compensation forms and claims are handled with extreme attention to detail and follow-up care is performed so that an injured employee can return to work, fit for duty, as soon as possible.
Case management is a two-fold approach, understanding how to help the injured employee and understanding OSHA and its importance to clients.
Mariner-Gulf’s cadre of instructors teach by the motto, “You do not rise to the occasion, you descend to your level of training.” Mariner-Gulf’s internationally recognized training staff offers a variety of OSHA, NFPA and ANSI based courses designed to meet regulatory standards. To assist in defraying costs, Mariner-Gulf is an approved provider for both SEBT and IWTP grants. Mariner-Gulf specializes in acquiring and managing grants offered by the state of Louisiana for both small (companies less than 50 employees) and large (companies greater than 50 employees).
“Mariner-Gulf instructors are some of the best in the business. As a former student, I enjoyed their professionalism, competency and knowledge in matters of safety.”
Mariner-Gulf believes that investing in a well-written, documented, environmental, health and safety program establishes processes that meet regulatory requirements as well as adding a competitive advantage and much needed business security. Mariner-Gulf’s technical writing team has produced some of the first Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS II) plans used in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the team has written over 2,500 company specific policies and procedures that have withstood hundreds of OSHA, MSHA, BSEE, owner/client, operator, third party web based and insurance audits and verification. Mariner-Gulf’s technical writing team gets client input in drafting the exact health and safety management program that companies want with positive metrics they expect.
“Workplace safety management programs must have management, leadership and employee involvement but the foundation for success is set by written, detailed, compliant and executable policies and procedures.”