The top priority in successful operations

All project team members subscribe to a rigorous, adaptive safety program from start to finish with a goal to return home safely with all objectives achieved.

A key component of the Fairweather Science safety program is the requirement that all personnel, regardless of job description or experience, participate in pre-season safety trainings and orientations, providing a foundation for participants to share in common safety goals. In the field, we stress the importance of pre-work job safety analyses (JSAs) and tail-gate safety meetings, to identify hazards and streamline communication between all parties at the beginning of each day; ongoing hazard identification and reporting and cross-job auditing in order to avoid hazards becoming incidents; and thorough incident/near-miss reporting, when applicable. Fairweather Science recognizes that safety is an adaptive process, and that safety protocols should be adjusted to account for changes in weather, location, equipment and personnel.

Fairweather Science is a subscriber to ISNetworld, which tracks and verifies key company safety performance metrics. Since our inception, we have operated numerous offshore Arctic marine research programs on up to five vessels in a year, we have flown aircraft to identify polar bear dens throughout the North Slope, and conducted terrestrial surveys for various wildlife. Fairweather Science maintains a stellar safety record with zero OSHA recordables or spills, and remains in top grade standing with all of our ISNetworld connected clients.

As a result of our dedication to safety, FWS has received the following recognitions:

  • 2012 ConocoPhillips Safety Ambassador Award
  • 2014 ConocoPhillips Safety Ambassador Award
  • 2014 Governor's Safety Award of Excellence
  • 2015 Arctic Technologies Conference Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2016 Shell Upstream Impact Award Nomination
  • 2019 Human Energy Award for Outstanding Performance