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Health, Safety, Environment, Security.
In living our values and achieving high-performance operations, we are dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety and well-being of our workforce and the environment.

At McDermott, we consider safe, healthy, environmentally sound and secure operations as more than just good business sense. They are the way of life - key values, a mindset and goal - and integral elements of how we define success. They are integrated into facilities design, construction and operations that are reliable and efficient, preventing injury, illness and incidents.

These commitments are documented in our health, safety, environmental and security policies, implemented and tracked, evaluated and updated through our management systems. Our commitment to health, safety, environment and security is also evident in our quality standard ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.


In addition to health-related employment benefits, we provide support programs and services that promote a healthy workforce and mitigate significant workplace health risks. We strategically track health impacts and trends at worldwide, regional and local levels, and play a constructive role in raising employee awareness and preventive action.

This role includes sharing information and advising employees of local resources through health fairs, special presentations and other internal communication channels. Specific services such as flu shots and sports-related activities directly engage employees in a healthy lifestyle.

Dedicated medical staff and facilities onboard our vessels and onsite at our fabrication yards provide specialized care and resources.


One of our top priorities is safety in the workplace with the goal of No Injuries, No Incidents. This requires responsibility and diligence from every person to identify hazards and assess, eliminate or mitigate risks according to company guidelines.

To assist in meeting the guidelines we operate numerous internal safety and risk management procedures, including extensive quantitative risk modeling for all major projects. We also invest in providing employees with the skills, training and equipment necessary to minimize risks.


Committed to a strong set of environmental principles, it is our policy to minimize the impact that may be associated with any of our activities.

Our facilities and vessels have plans in place for detailed spill prevention and response that not only identify the types of substances but the methods of containment and spill response for each substance. These principles and control systems are incorporated into our designs for clients’ projects.

We invest in new technologies that rely less on non-renewable resources. Examples include recycling of used garnet as a raw material for manufacturing concrete block paving, and hydrotesting material that does not require disposal as hazardous waste. To minimize environmental impact, we also recycle blasting material and use enclosed painting facilities to reduce overspray.


Through an ongoing process of carefully assessing and addressing potential security issues, we ensure the security of our people and assets. Travel advisories are issued, as warranted, and customized plans developed for individual facilities, vessels, offices and other work locations.

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