North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

OCT 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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napipelines.com OCTOBER 2 018 | North American Oil & Gas Pipelines 23 By Mike Kezdi S afety is paramount to a productive and profitable pipeline construction project. While this is important to a company's bottom line, the main reason to work safely is to ensure peo- ple have the ability to go home at the end of a job, to spend time with loved ones and doing activities that they enjoy. The leaders of Michels Corp. know this, and in 2018 they revitalized their safety efforts to really bring the message home. Already known industry-wide for its safety culture and award-winning "Promise Me" video, launched in 2014, the Michels Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) team decided it was time to refresh the program and bring it to the masses at several of Michels' locations and major projects. The Mi-Promises campaign is a revitalization of its "Promise Me" video and a main component of the campaign is My VIP & Me, a traveling safety event that provides an opportunity for the Michels leadership team to present its safety message to its employees, as well as their family and friends. The relaxed atmosphere includes games, food and photo ops. It also provided a chance for the younger attend- ees to see what it exactly is that their family members do for a living and the important role that safety plays in that. Robert Osborn, senior vice president, Michels Pipeline Construc- tion, notes that the new initiative is the brainchild of Sean Nicholson, Michels vice president of Health, Safety and Environment. "He understands that an individual's personal commitment is the single greatest influencer on safety," Osborn says. "Sean sought to re- vitalize the traditional safety message of the construction industry and develop a program that would be the catalyst for conversations between employees and their loved ones about the importance of safety in all aspects of life." TY NO. 1 V.I.P.'s Invited to Join in Michels' Safety Activities

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