Health, Safety & Environment

Tidewater is committed to conducting its operations in a manner that protects the health and safety of the public and its workforce. It has a highly skilled workforce and provides ongoing training to maintain the skills and understanding necessary for a safe and healthy work environment. Tidewater's health, safety and environmental policies set an expectation that everyone must share in the responsibility to work safely and responsibly, while meeting or exceeding all applicable laws and regulations. To this end, everyone at Tidewater is expected to:

  • include safety as a part of all business and operational decisions;
  • identify hazards and take action to address all unsafe conditions, to protect the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment; and
  • report any situation that has or may result in an unsafe action, condition or loss and take action to correct or address the situation.

Tidewater conducts annual emergency response training exercises to practice and determine the effectiveness of its emergency response plans. Tidewater conducts these training exercises in accordance with applicable regulations and administers them with local emergency responders, regulatory agencies, Tidewater employees and key contractors. Tidewater uses the Incident Command System (ICS) which supports a unified approach to emergency response and is a system widely used by emergency response support agencies.

Tidewater regularly reviews its safety performance, conducts safety audits and shares experiences and best practices within the organization and, at times, with others in industry. Tidewater has adopted a suite of policies, procedures and safe operating practices, which it reviews, evaluates and updates based on changes in laws and regulations, technology developments, industry standards and the operational needs of its facilities. Tidewater also has formal incident reporting processes, which allow it to, among other things, identify and track incidents and near misses; identify, implement and follow up on appropriate corrective actions; and share learnings. Tidewater also carries out investigations to understand factors that might cause or contribute to incidents and seeks to learn from its experiences, as well as industry learnings, in order to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of an incident.