At Callon, protecting our people and our communities is our top priority. We believe that a strong safety culture is tantamount to being a leading operator in the exploration and production (E&P) business. We have adopted a Safety and Environmental Policy that sets forth our operating principles and our expectations of all Callon employees and contractors to operate safely, responsibly and in an environmentally sound manner.
The safety of our employees, contractors and communities is of utmost importance – this is not negotiable. We recognize that we earn the right to operate every day by developing our assets responsibly and with respect for the environment. We focus on safety and protection of the environment in every operation, and all Callon representatives are authorized to “stop work” if these are at risk.
- Protecting our workforce is our top priority. Thanks to enhanced contractor selection and leadership engagements, from 2017 to 2018 we reduced our OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) for employees and contractors by 40%. We continue to reinforce safety as the top priority with daily pre-job safety meetings, required job safety analyses to identify and mitigate risks, and monthly "all-hands" safety meetings with senior leadership.
- Stop work authority. We make it every worker’s right and duty to stop work if they observe an unsafe condition or work practice.
- Continuous improvement. Callon has implemented a robust safety observation card program to track, learn and share information among our workforce to proactively prevent incidents and injuries. Key learnings are shared with our workers in monthly safety meetings led by senior leaders. In 2018, we renewed emphasis on this important program and, as a result, participation increased over 40% in 2018.
- Stringent contractor selection and training. In 2018, we enhanced our focus on contractor selection, training and engagement by working with our vendor, PEC Safety. PEC Safety provides an online tool to track the critical safety, operational and insurance compliance information we require of our contractors. Contractors are graded on:
- The strength of their safety programs and related performance over the past three years
- Their related policies and procedures
- The nature and design of their training programs
- Emergency response. We provide Callon employees with emergency response training and conduct annual drills to help make sure they are prepared to respond when circumstances require.
- Accountability. To achieve accountability and drive continual improvement, safety performance and engagement are critical elements considered by our Compensation Committee in determining the discretionary component of the annual bonus payouts for each of our officers.
Lone worker program
We have equipped all Callon field workers with a personal monitor that alarms if the worker is injured or feels threatened.
This lone worker/man down program provides 24-hour coverage, communications and GPS tracking to locate and communicate with a worker in the event of an emergency.