SAFETY At WHC Energy Services, we pride ourselves on setting the standard in safety within the pipeline construction and management field.
PIPELINE At WHC, we recognize that every pipeline installation is different. As a trusted pioneer in the pipeline construction industry for over 50 years, our experience and versatility allows us to complete complex projects in an efficient and safe manner.
FACILITIES From environmental and regulatory considerations to safety and application, WHC constructs the facilities that support pipeline operations.
MAINTENANCE WHC provides a full range of maintenance support to ensure a safe, compliant, and well maintained pipeline.
Where Did Safety Moments Begin Anyway?
Rick Mills & Fred Roberts!
WHC’s Focus On Safety
In the oil and gas industry, the focus on safety is critical. Prior to meetings, the start of new projects, and before each team begins their day, safety moments are presented to set the tone. But when and where did this begin? Prior to the Industrial Revolution, most safety efforts were related to protecting property, not human lives. Sometime around 1736, Benjamin Franklin founded the first fire department in Philadelphia. During this time the first insurance company, “The Contribution” was established and Franklin was on the board of directors. Interestingly, a competitor, Green Tree Company, came along and offered homeowners discounts based on risk. For example, lower premiums were offered if homeowners removed trees that were too close to their homes to allow fire departments better access. Once the Industrial Revolution occurred, a focus on safety began to take place. In 1911, the event that truly changed history was in New York City at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where at least 145 lives were taken in a fire. This brought nationwide attention as the incident was largely preventable. Blocked exits, locked doors, and neglected safety features within the factory all caused employees to become trapped. Thereafter, proactive safety measures began to take place. This included the establishment of OSHA and the Consumer Product Safety Act. The evolution of safety has completely changed, encouraging individuals and companies to be aware of their surroundings. At WHC Energy Services, and pipeline companies throughout the U.S., teams are encouraged to perform effective and safe projects. Today, WHC has an outstanding safety record because of our consistent focus on safety.
• Rick Mills, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President reporting to the President. Rick will retain all of his previous responsibilities and assume the financial oversight and financial reporting duties for the company
• Fred Roberts, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will continue as Executive Vice President reporting to the President. Fred will continue his responsibilities for banking relations, insurance management, bonding management, legal coordination, human resources oversight, and as a WHC board member.
Please join me in congratulations to Rick and Fred for their new assignments. Your support of these managers as well as all of WHC is critical to our continuing success.
Randolph W. Warner
Over the past 3 years WHC Energy Service’s safety record has been improving dramatically. Our EMR record is currently at 0.61 (as of 2014) with over 2,377,677 man hours logged last year. This is significant as our man hours logged had increased 100% from the previous year. If you have any questions about our health and safety practices, please visit the contact page and get in touch. We will be happy to help.
STOP. THINK. OBSERVE. PROCEED.
WHC’s superintendents have an average tenure of 14 years with the organization.
WHC is proud of their dedication to safety. Our 2014 TRIR rate is 0.33.
NATURAL GAS SUPPLY
Did you know 98% of natural gas comes from the U.S.?
PIPELINES TO THE MOON
If all the natural gas pipelines in the U.S. were connected to each other they would stretch to and from the moon almost three times.
48" PIPELINE DIAMETER
WHC is proud to specialize in construction of pipelines up to 48”.
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