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DRILLING SERVICES

EHS FIELD GUIDE


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Policies & Expectations
1.0 Introduction......................................................................
2.0 Environmental, Health and Safety Policy.........................
3.0 Golden Rules of Safety....................................................
4.0 Stop Work Authority.........................................................
5.0 Emergency Hotline.........................................................
6.0 Confidential Compliance Hotline....................................
7.0 Rules of the Road..........................................................
8.0 Risk Assessment............................................................
9.0 THINK Field Level Risk Assessment...........................
10.0 Management Roles and Responsibilities.....................
11.0 Training........................................................................
12.0 Subcontractors.............................................................
13.0 Work Place Policies.....................................................
Emergency Preparedness and Response
14.0 Emergency Preparedness and Response...................
First Aid Care
15.0 Emergency First Aid Care............................................
Safety
16.0 Communications..........................................................
17.0 Identifying and Controlling Hazards.............................
18.0 Mandatory Inspections.................................................
19.0 Personal Protective Equipment...................................
20.0 Safety Standards.........................................................
21.0 Mining........................................................................
22.0 Off Shore/Working on Water......................................
23.0 Radioactive Work and Radiation...............................
24.0 Hazard Communication (HazCom)............................
25.0 Unique Hazards.........................................................
Health
26.0 Health........................................................................
Environment
27.0 EHS Management System........................................
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POLICIES & EXPECTATIONS
1.0 Introduction..............................................................................
2.0 Environmental, Health and Safety Policy.................................
3.0 Golden Rules of Safety............................................................
4.0 Stop Work Authority.................................................................
5.0 24-Hour Emergency Hotline...................................................
6.0 Confidential Compliance Hotline............................................
7.0 Rules of the Road...................................................................
8.0 Risk Assessment....................................................................
9.0 THINK Field Level Risk Assessment....................................
10.0 Roles and Responsibilities (EHS).........................................
10.1 Territory Manager..................................................................
10.2 Operations Manager...............................................................
10.3 Training Manager..................................................................
10.4 Territory EHS Manager.........................................................
10.5 Drill Supervisor.....................................................................
10.6 Driller....................................................................................
10.7 Driller Assistant....................................................................
11.0 Training................................................................................
11.1 New Employee Orientation..................................................
11.2 New Task Training................................................................
11.3 Site Specific Training............................................................
11.4 DOT Licensing and Recertifications.....................................
12.0 Subcontractors.....................................................................
13.0 Work Place Policies.............................................................
13.1 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program........................
13.2 Smoking...............................................................................
13.3 Housekeeping......................................................................
13.4 Security................................................................................
13.5 Fire Prevention & Protection................................................

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1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Boart Longyear (BLY) Environmental, Health & Safety
(EHS) Field Guide provides minimum criteria for EHS prac-
tice for all Drilling Services (DS). All DS activities are subject
to the corporations EHS policy, programs, Management Sys-
tem and Standards. This Field Guide provides a reference for
most EHS topics and is specific in required areas but general
in others to allow for minor work adjustments to fit special
circumstances.
This Field Guide informs employees of what is expected of
them with regard to EHS, how to achieve the best results, and
how their performance will be monitored. Many other areas,
both procedural and functional, which are not specifically cov-
ered within this Field Guide, are found within Job Safety Envi-
ronmental Analysis (JSEA) and Standard Work Procedures
(SWP) provided by the company. Each set of topic criteria is
written briefly and concisely to ensure BLY policy and regula-
tory criteria are met. The Field Guide can only be modified,
rewritten or eliminated by the Field Guide Development Com-
mittee & Safety and Health Committee. Recommendations for
changes in the standards are welcome and may come from
employees, safety and health committees or specific task
groups. Please note that U.S. regulations are a fundamental
reference point to be followed unless regional regulations
exist. In addition, Boart Longyear reserves the right to impose
standards which exceed any regional regulation and consid-
ers these best practices where regional regulations may lack
sustainable excellent EHS performance.
The Safety and Health Committee has ultimate responsibility
to ensure that this Field Guide remains current, and feedback
to this committee is encouraged. Responsibility for ensuring
that the criteria within this Field Guide are upheld lies with
each and every BLY employee, contractor and vendor.
To facilitate communication and distribution of the Field Guide,
changes are posted to the Boart Longyear Website (Under-
ground) within the EHS Section. Updates will be posted upon
final approval and biannual publications will be distributed the
First Quarter of the year when the publication is due.
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2.0 ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY
POLICY
This Environmental, Health
and Safety policy applies to,
and governs the conduct of
all employees, officers and
directors of Boart Longyear,
as well as to employees,
officers and directors of
each member of the Boart
Longyear group of compa-
nies.
Boart Longyear commits to
protecting the health and
safety of our employees,
contractors and visitors at
all of our sites and facilities.
We also commit to protect
the environment and com-
munities in which we operate. Simply put, our goal is to estab-
lish a World Class Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS)
program that delivers excellence in EHS performance and
drives continuous improvement.
TO SUSTAIN EHS EXCELLENCE BOART LONGYEAR
WILL:
Comply with or exceed all applicable EHS laws, regula-
tions, company policies, codes of practice, and industry
best standards.
Utilize and maintain standards, procedures, controls, and
management systems to ensure that injury prevention, pol-
lution prevention, and sustainable development practices
are incorporated into all aspects of our business.
Properly train all employees and contractors to understand
their roles and responsibilities within our EHS programs.
Employees are required to:
Do no harm to themselves, others, or the environment.
Correctly use required safety equipment, PPE, and
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY
This Environmental, Health and Safety policy applies to, and governs the conduct of, all employees,
offcers and directors of the Boart Longyear group of companies.
Boart Longyear commits to protecting the health and safety of our employees, contractors and visitors at
all of our sites and facilities. We also commit to protect the environment and the communities in which
we operate. Our goal is to maintain a world class Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program that
delivers excellence in EHS performance and drives continuous improvement.
To sustain EHS excellence Boart Longyear will:
Comply with, or exceed, all applicable EHS laws, regulations, company policies and industry standards.
Utilize and maintain standards, procedures, controls, and management systems to ensure that injury
prevention, prevention of pollution and sustainable development practices are incorporated into all
aspects of our business.
Properly train all employees and contractors to understand their roles and responsibilities under our EHS
programs. Employees and contractors under our control are required to:
- Do no harm to themselves, others, environment or assets.
- Correctly use required safety equipment, PPE, and follow Safe Work Procedures.
- Comply with the Golden Rules of Safety.
- Report all incidents.
Hold our leadership accountable for the success of our EHS programs and provide the necessary
resources to achieve EHS excellence.
Implement improvement plans with Key Performance Indicators that allow us to measure, track, and
continuously improve performance.
Conduct regular audits to determine compliance with this policy and applicable regulations.
Communicate openly with employees, clients, regulatory agencies, our communities and other
stakeholders on key EHS issues.
Actively consult with, and involve, our employees in the development and implementation of our EHS
programs and initiatives.
Recognize and celebrate notable achievements, milestones, or behaviors that promote EHS excellence.
Review EHS technologies, industry practices and achievements to seek continual improvement and
promote best practices.
Provide regular and comprehensive reporting to the Board of Directors so that the Board can effectively
monitor our EHS performance and confrm Boart Longyears compliance with these principles and all
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follow Safe Work Procedures.
Have a positive safety attitude and demonstrate safe
behaviors on duty.
Report all incidents.
Hold our leadership accountable for the success of our
EHS programs and provide the necessary resources to
achieve EHS excellence.
Implement Improvement Plans with Key Performance Indi-
cators that allow us to measure, track, and continuously
improve performance.
Conduct regular audits to determine compliance with this
policy and applicable regulations.
Communicate openly with employees, clients, regulatory
agencies, the community and other stakeholders on all
EHS issues.
Actively consult with and involve our employees in the
development and implementation of our EHS programs
and initiatives.
Recognize and celebrate noble achievements, milestones,
or behaviors that foster EHS excellence.
Review EHS technologies, industry practices and achieve-
ments to seek continuous improvement and promote best
practices.
Provide regular updates to the Board of Directors so that
the Board can effectively monitor our EHS performance
and confirm Boart Longyear compliance with these princi-
ples and all statutory requirements.
3.0 GOLDEN RULES OF SAFETY
If the answer to any of these questions is NO, stop, take the
necessary corrective action and continue working only when
the answer is YES.
STOP ANY UNSAFE ACT IMMEDIATELY
Are you satisfied that the process you are being asked to
follow is safe?
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Are you satisfied that
your coworkers are
behaving in a safe man-
ner?
Are you performing your
tasks without taking
shortcuts?
YOU MUST BE FIT TO DO
THE JOB
Have you received train-
ing and instruction in the
task you are about to per-
form?
Are you competent in
your ability?
Are you physically able to safely complete the task?
Are you free from the influence of drugs and/or alcohol?
Are you free from fatigue?
Are you able to focus on the task and not be pre-occupied
with other issues?
CONDUCT A RISK ASSESSMENT BEFORE STARTING
ANY ACTIVITY
Have you completed your pre-shift checks and corrected
the defects?
Have you closely examined your workplace to ensure that
no adverse changes have occurred since your last shift?
Have you identified possible hazards and associated risks?
Have you developed controls to protect everyone from the
hazards?
Have you communicated the controls with the team?
USE THE CORRECT TOOLS AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
FOR THE JOB
Do you have the right equipment for the job?
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Are you able to use your equipment as it was intended to
be used?
Is your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) appropriate
for the task at hand?
Are your tools in good condition?
Are you complying with safety signs and other instructions?
MAINTAIN A SAFE BODY POSITION AT ALL TIMES
Can you complete the task without the risk of falling?
Can you maintain good posture during the task?
Can you complete the task without over-reaching?
Can you complete the task without over-exerting or injuring
yourself?
Can you remain out of the line of fire from machinery, falling
objects, stored energy or vehicles during the task?
ENSURE NO CONTACT WITH ANY SOURCE OF ENERGY
OR A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE
Rotating Machinery, Electricity, Pressure in Pipes and Hoses,
etc.
Are all the required safety guards, barriers, handrails and
other safety features in place?
Are you able to meet the requirements of the Material Safe-
ty Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS) before you start work?
Is the ventilation or extraction system working?
Are you sure all the energy sources have been controlled,
isolated or released before you start any work?
4.0 STOP WORK AUTHORITY
Purpose: Employees have the right to stop work that they
consider unsafe. Regional laws and Boart Longyear policy
requires miners and industrial workers have the right to refuse
to perform any work that they feel is unsafe, or specific task
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that they have not been trained to perform.
Boart Longyear has taken these requirements one-step fur-
ther by implementing a corporate-wide Stop Work Authority
policy.
KEY CRITERIA
Each business manager commits that there will be no action
taken against any employee who stops work because he or
she believes a task is unsafe, or who has not been given ade-
quate task training to perform the work safely.
Employees who are unsure about the safety of a task or pro-
cedure are asked to stop work immediately, and seek the
advice of their supervisor.
The supervisor and the employee will discuss the task, and
mutually decide upon a safe way of completion. If a mutual
solution is not agreed upon, a third party such as an EHS
professional or manager will make the final call on how to
proceed.
It is our goal that most work stoppages be resolved on site, in
short order. In cases where a customer practice or directive
does not comply with Boart Longyear standard practices, the
Boart Longyear practice will be adhered to.
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5.0 24-HOUR EMERGENCY HOTLINE
24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 1-410-571-2617
Collect calls will be accepted.
Web Link: www.boartlongyear.com/hotline
Purpose:
Boart Longyear has a 24-Hour Emergency Hotline that pro-
vides direct contact to multiple emergency service providers
who can provide emergency medical, safety and security sup-
port globally. The Hotline is available for use by all Boart
Longyear employees in the event of an emergency.
Examples of assistance you may require and when to uti-
lize the Hotline:

EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
PERSONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE
Security and disaster related evacuation assistance.
In-country security assistance.
Immediate 24-hour support services.
Security and safety advisories.
Urgent message alert and relay.
WORLDWIDE TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
Emergency return travel arrangements.
Lost passport/travel documents.
Emergency cash transfer assistance.
Emergency telephone interpretation assistance.
Urgent message relay to family, friends or business associ-
ates.
Inoculation information.
Embassy and Consulate referral.
Up-to-the-minute information on local medical advisories.
Legal referrals/bail bond assistance.
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6.0 CONFIDENTIAL COMPLIANCE HOTLINE
The Boart Longyear
Confidential Compliance
Hotline is a confidential
and anonymous system
to report workplace con-
cerns or violations such
as:
Fraud
Threats or Harass-
ment
Discrimination
Theft
Workplace Substance Abuse
Unsafe Workplace Conditions
Conflicts of Interest
Financial or Auditing Concern
You can make a confidential report by telephone or over the
internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The information will be
collected by MySafeWorkplace

, an independent, third-party
service chosen by Boart Longyear to provide employees with
a confidential and, if desired, anonymous method to report
their workplace in English, but your report can be made in
another language by telephone. IF you need translation assis-
tance or do not have access to the internet, use the dial-in
numbers for your region listed below. Please note there may
not be a telephone number specific to your location. If there is
not, please us the collect call (reverse charges) number pro-
vided. If you are reporting by phone and need translation
assistance, there may be a short delay while translators are
added to the call.
When you call to file a report by telephone, the operator will
receive your complaint and assist you in providing the neces-
sary information. After filing a complaint by telephone, please
be aware you should periodically call MySafeWorkplace

to
receive messages or communication for Boart Longyear relat-
ed to your complaint. If you wish to remain anonymous, your
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identity will not be disclosed to Boart Longyear and all com-
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system.
CONFIDENTIAL COMPLIANCE HOTLINE 24/7 ACCESS
Internet Reporting www.MySafeWorkplace.com
Country Phone Number
Australia 800.1777.9999
Brazil 800.1777.9999
Canada 800.461.9330
Chile 1230.020.3559
China 800.1777.9999
France 800.1777.9999
Indonesia 803.015.203.5129
Ireland 800.1777.9999
Mexico 866.376.0139
New Zealand 800.1777.9999
Poland 800.111.3819
South Africa 800.1777.9999
Thailand 800.1777.9999
UK 800.1777.9999
United States 800.461.9330
For locations not listed
above, please call collect/
reverse charges (operator
assistance my be
required).
720.514.4400
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7.0 RULES OF THE ROAD
Safe driving is an essential component of the way we do busi-
ness at Boart Longyear. These Rules of the Road are
designed to protect you, your passengers, and the public.
Adherence to the following is a condition of employment.
YOU MUST BE AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE
Licensed
Trained
Competent
UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF THE JOURNEY
Complete pre-trip risk assessment
DO NOT DRIVE WHILE IMPAIRED
Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Fatigued
Distracted
Ill or physically limited
ENSURE VEHICLE IS SAFE TO OPERATE AND ROAD
WORTHY
Perform pre-operational check
Secure your load/cargo
IDENTIFY HAZARDS BEFORE MOVING THE VEHICLE
Walk around your vehicle
Sound audible alarm when backing
Use spotter when available
WEAR SEAT BELTS AT ALL TIMES
All occupants in seats with seatbelts buckled
Except when driving on an ice road
No passengers in truck bed; no hitchhikers
OBEY POSTED SPEED LIMITS
Slow down when road/weather/traffic conditions warrant
SECURE YOUR VEHICLE WHEN PARKED
Place the transmission in park or in gear
Chock tires as required
Control access to keys
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8.0 RISK ASSESSMENT
Pre-Work/Project Risk Assessment (see Risk Assessment
Tool) involves identification of the risk of Incident and what
type can occur. These then are measured by Severity noted in
the table. The likelihood of an event and the potential severity
guides in the establishment of control levels:
Environmental
Health
Safety (Injury)
Property Damage
Business Unit Impact
Corporate Impact
Every project where Boart Longyear Drilling Services is pro-
vided must include a Risk Assessment prior to the work
beginning. The assessment must address the EHS risks of
the project, the tasks to be performed, the equipment selected
for the project, and the competency of the employees per-
forming the work.
The EHS Risk Assessment Tool
SEMI-QUANTITATIVE RISK MATRIX
LIKELIHOOD OF OCCURRENCE OR EXPOSURE
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RARE
2
UNLIKELY
3
POSSIBLE
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ALMOST
CERTAIN
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INSIGNIFICANT
1 2 4 7 11
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MINOR
3 5 8 12 16
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MODERATE
6 9 13 17 20
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MAJOR
10 14 18 21 23
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CONSEQUENCE TABLE
Localized impacts (eg.,
soil impact to <1 m
area), no long-term
damage, site remediation
not required
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Localized impact (eg., to
<10 m of soils), limited
voluntary remediation or
controls required to meet
government standards
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Measurable impact (eg.,
to <100 m soils), local
ecosystems and/or
ground water resources.
Remediation of limited
duration and scope
Signifcant impact to
local or regional
ecosystems and/or
ground water.
Long-term remediation
mandated by agency.
Regional impact, serious
long-term efects
requiring complex
remediation. Potential
named Responsible Party
status in Superfund (or
equiv.) clean up, agency
oversight
3
No known health
efects
Reversible health
efects of little concern,
to one or more
employees
Reversible health
efects of serious
concern to one or more
employees
Life threatening
and/or irreversible and
disabling illness to one
or two employees, or
public.
Life threatening or
disabling illness to
multiple employees,
and/or entire site
workforce, or public.
First Aid Treatment (may
include diagnostics such
as X-ray, CT Scan or MRI)
Requires medical
treatment, lost time
injury of < 7 days
Serious bodily trauma to
one or more employees,
lost time injury of 7 to
180 days. All issues of
short-term disability.
Permanent disability to
one or two employees,
and/or one employee, or
related public fatality
Permanent disability to
three or more
employees, or 2+
employee, or related
public fatalities.
Negligible damage to
property, system or
equipment
Minor damage to
property, system or
equipment. No work
interuption.
Substantial damage to
property, system or
equipment; short-term
job interuption
Extensive damage to
high value property,
system or equipment
Loss of major or
business-critical
property, system or
equipment
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BUSINESS UNIT
IMPACT
LEGAL
COMPLIANCE
EXPECTED TOTAL COST
(Incl. legal)
> $2,000,000
$500,000 -$2,000,000
$50,000 -$500,000
> $10,000
$10,000 -$50,000
CORPORAGE
IMPACT
None, unless requiring
GEMS notifcation, or
agency notifcation
per local regulations
GEMS reportable
incident, report to
client and/or
agencies as required
Incident response
managed in
cooperation with
client; notice to
agencies
Incident response
controlled by client.
Job site or project BLY
operations suspended
and/or closed by
client
Incident response
controlled by client or
government agency.
Mandatory job site,
facility, or Business
Unit closure ordered
by government
None
GEMS reportable
incident
Corporate
investigation
and/or follow up
BLY client impact on
multiple project
sites. Potential loss
of single client's
current and future
contract(s); possible
ASX disclosure
Usually, none. Rare
issuance of citation and
minor penalty, or more
likely notice to comply
order
Citation and moderate
penalty possible.
Citation and moderate to
large penalty possible;
retention of specialty
outside counsel.
Large penalty, and civil
lawsuit(s) likely, possible
ASX disclosure.
Media involved with
negative investor
relations impact. Loss
of current contract(s)
and potentially of other
client contract(s). ASX
disclosure required.
Substantial penalty and
civil lawsuits likely,
criminal prosecution
possible. Potential loss
of operating license, ASX
disclosure required.
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9.0 THINK
Field Level Risk Assess-
ment
THINK A field risk assess-
ment is required by each
employee prior to performing
a task. This is called THINK,
an acronym which means:
TAKE THE TIME
HAZARD RECOGNITION
IDENTIFY THE RISK
NECESSARY CONTROLS APPLIED
KEEP SAFETY FIRST
10.0 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (EHS)
10.1 TERRITORY MANAGER
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercise visible, felt leadership/management interaction
with direct and indirect employees at shops or in the field to
ensure that all employees meet established federal, state/
provincial or other applicable licensing requirements.
Employees should understand that they must perform their
jobs in a safe and reasonable manner by promoting and
communicating the Boart Longyear Golden Rules.
Each quarter, participate in a planned general inspection of
an assigned drill or shop facility to ensure that all job sites
or work areas are in total compliance with Boart Longyear
policy as well as local, federal, or provincial governmental
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requirements. The planned general inspection should be
documented and submitted to the EHS manager and
include corrective actions for mitigating identified hazards.
All findings conducted during your inspection must be com-
municated along with appropriate corrective actions with
the driller and crew.
Following any incident in your zone that requires medical
evaluation, results in death or property damage or is con-
sidered to be a near miss with significant potential for dam-
age or involves motor vehicles:
Immediately report the incident to your regional
manager.
Meet with the EHS manager and operations manager
to review and follow-up in writing on every major EHS
incident to ensure that corrective actions are imple-
mented so as to prevent the recurrence of incidents
and injuries.
Review, understand, and implement BLY safety programs,
standard work procedures, standards, regulatory stan-
dards, regulatory required training, manufacturer training,
hazard training and client training.
Annually review, prioritize and plan controls for the ten
worst risks identified on H&S risk register.
Submit identified improvements, concerns or issues to the
regional manager for the Corporate EHS Council as need-
ed.
Annually participate in EHS Culture Survey as manager.
Annually conduct the Evaluation of Environmental Aspects
and Impacts meeting and implement appropriate controls
to eliminate, offset or mitigate the territory environmental
impacts annually.
Annually maintain all legal and other EHS requirements for
BLY activities.
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets for the terri-
tory.
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10.2 OPERATIONS MANAGER
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercise visible, felt leadership/management interaction
with direct and indirect employees at shops or in the field to
ensure that all employees meet established federal, state/
provincial or other applicable licensing requirements.
Employees should understand that they must perform their
jobs in a safe and reasonable manner by promoting and
communicating the Boart Longyear Golden Rules.
Every month, participate in a planned general inspection of
an assigned drill or shop facility to ensure that all job sites
or work areas are in total compliance with Boart Longyear
policy as well as local, federal, or provincial governmental
requirements. The planned general inspection should be
documented and submitted to the EHS manager and
include corrective actions for mitigating identified hazards.
All findings conducted during your inspection must be com-
municated along with appropriate corrective actions with
the driller and crew.
Following any incident in your territory that requires medi-
cal evaluation, results in death or property damage or is
considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles:
Immediately report the incident to your territory
manager.
Participate in a TapRooT

investigation for medical


treatment or worse incidents.
Meet with EHS manager and territory manager to
review and follow-up in writing on all major EHS
incidents to ensure that all corrective actions shall be
conducted so as to prevent the recurrence of incidents
and injuries.
Notify EHS manager when corrective actions are
completed.
Review, understand, and implement BLY safety programs,
standard work procedures, standards, regulatory stan-
dards, regulatory required training, manufacturer training,
hazard training and client training.
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Annually coordinate with EHS manager to test emergency
methods and communications for facilities and drills.
Annually attend and assist H&S risk register with EHS
manager when assigned.
Submit identified improvements, concerns or issues to the
territory manager for the Corporate EHS Council as need-
ed.
Annually participate in EHS Culture Survey as manager.
With an EHS manager, conduct an annual Evaluation of
Environmental Aspects and Impacts meeting and imple-
ment appropriate controls to eliminate, offset or mitigate
the territory environmental impacts annually.
Annually maintain all legal and other EHS requirements for
BLY activities.
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets for the terri-
tory.
10.3 TRAINING MANAGER
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercise visible, felt leadership or management interaction
with direct and indirect employees in shops or in the field to
ensure that all employees meet established federal, state/
provincial or other applicable licensing requirements.
Employees should understand that they must perform their
jobs in a safe and reasonable manner by promoting and
communicating the Boart Longyear Golden Rules.
Train drill supervisors on JSA creation.
Train driller/driller assistant on how to use FLRA tool.
Train drill supervisor on BBS observation.
Utilize final copy JSA for training.
Train drillers and driller assistants on emergency response.
Train drillers and driller assistants on how to perform pre-
operational check.
Train operation managers, drill supervisors, drillers and
driller assistants on BLY theoretical safety programs, stan-
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dard work procedures, standards, regulatory standards
and regulatory required training.
Train drillers and driller assistants on environmental aware-
ness, spill procedures and reporting expectations.
Organize and store training documents, e.g., safety pro-
grams, standard work procedures, standards, regulatory
standards, regulatory required training, manufacturer train-
ing, hazard training and client training for each employee.
Submit identified improvements, concerns or issues to the
territory manager for the Corporate EHS Council as need-
ed.
Annually participate in EHS Culture Survey as manager.
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets for the terri-
tory.
10.4 TERRITORY EHS MANAGER
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercise visible, felt leadership or management interaction
with direct and indirect employees in shops or in the field to
ensure that all employees meet established federal, state/
provincial or other applicable licensing requirements.
Employees should understand that they must perform their
jobs in a safe and reasonable manner by promoting and
communicating the Boart Longyear Golden Rules.
Review pre-operational checks compliance for the zone
equipment quarterly.
Inform managers of pre-operational check compliance as a
percentage of compliance for the zone equipment quarter-
ly.
Every month, coordinate JSA/Standard Work Procedure
creation for routine tasks for the zone with the drill supervi-
sors.
Every month, review and approve final copy JSA/Standard
Work Procedures for routine tasks.
Every six months, distribute updated JSA/Standard Work
Procedures for routine tasks to master binder and drill
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sites.
Every month, request to see one FLRA for non-routine task
being performed at drill site. Note in GEMS system as a
management interaction completed by the EHS manager.
Every trimester, evaluate the quantity of FLRA for non-rou-
tine tasks notes submitted by drill supervisors to determine
percentage compliance.
Every trimester, inform managers of drill supervisor FLRA
checks as a percentage of compliance for the territory.
Every month, conduct, document and note in GEMS sys-
tem as a management interaction completed by the EHS
manager one BBS observation of task being performed in
the field by the crew or individual.
Every six months, evaluate the quantity of BBS observa-
tions submissions by drill supervisors to determine percent-
age compliance.
Every six months, inform managers of drill supervisor BBS
observation submissions as a percentage of compliance
for the territory.
Before the end of every month, input in GEMS drill supervi-
sor planned general inspections and create tasks in GEMS
for corrective actions of identified hazards.
During GEMS input, review planned general inspection
forms for notes on drill supervisors emergency response
process and required training audits.
When notified by drill supervisors, close tasks in GEMS as
corrective actions are completed.
Every month, audit one drill supervisors planned general
inspection to evaluate the inspections diligence.
Every month, inform the managers of the evaluation of the
diligence of the inspection of the drill supervisor. Rate the
inspection using 1 to 5 scale (1- poor, 2- fair, 3- good, 4-
very good, 5- excellent) and some supporting evidence for
the rating.
Every month, inform managers of drill supervisor planned
general inspection submissions as a percentage of compli-
ance for the territory.
Annual industrial hygiene surveys must be conducted and
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properly documented.
Annually compare sampling results to verify that the rele-
vant JSA identifies and controls these health hazards.
Review and approve method to respond to, mitigate and
prevent EHS emergencies.
Annually record test of emergency response, shortcomings
and corrective actions.
Review and revise emergency preparedness and emer-
gency response processes as required based on the
results of the tests and following an EHS accident or emer-
gency situation.
Immediately report major incidents to regional EHS man-
ager and government agency (if necessary).
Within 24 hours of notification, report any environmental
spills to corporate environmental manager.
Immediately report any environmental spills greater than
20 liters or 5 gallons to corporate environmental manager.
On the same day as an incident, input initial EHS incident
information into GEMS.
Following any incident in your territory that requires medi-
cal evaluation, results in death or property damage or is
considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles:
Classify incident.
Organize and review documentation and drug
screens.
Forward EHS incident documentation to corporate
claims manager.
Facilitate and input TapRooT

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treatment or worse incidents.
Complete EHS incident investigation documentation.
Input EHS incident investigation results into GEMS
with corrective actions, costs and task assignments.
Meet with zone manager and operations manager to
review and follow-up in writing on all major EHS
incidents.
Closeouts in GEMS corrective actions after tasks are
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completed.
Coordinate work activities and medical care for
employees with restricted workdays.
After an incident classified as lost workdays or death:
Prepare PowerPoint presentation for senior manage-
ment LTI report out.
Prepare and submit to corporate Global Hazard Alert
or Flash Alert for major incidents.
Prepare and submit an executive summary to global
EHS director for major incidents.
Submit snap chart and signed off corrective actions for
medical treatment or worse incidents to regional EHS
manager.
Audit employees have safety programs, standard work pro-
cedures, standards, regulatory standards, regulatory
required training, manufacturer training, hazard training
and client training.
By the 9th of every month, submit report on previous month
EHS activities to regional EHS manager.
Attend monthly Global EHS Conference Call and distribute
information, as needed.
As needed, submit to regional EHS manager concerns or
issues for the Corporate EHS Council.
Annually coordinate EHS Culture Survey completion in
zone.
Annually coordinate evaluation of environmental aspects
and impacts for the zone.
Annually coordinate all legal and other EHS requirements
for BLY activities.
Annually coordinate H&S risk register (utilizing the EHS
Risk Assessment Tool).
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets.
Annually perform review of staff performance in PDM.
Annually make recommended wage adjustments for staff in
Oracle.
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As needed, order and deliver IT tools necessary for EHS
staff.
As needed, work with ISO/OHSAS auditors during internal
and external audits.
10.5 DRILL SUPERVISOR
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform and document pre-operational checks for your
vehicle before equipment operation daily.
Exercise visible, felt leadership or management interaction
with direct and indirect employees in shops or in the field to
ensure that all employees meet established federal, state/
provincial or other applicable licensing requirements.
Employees should understand that they must perform their
jobs in a safe and reasonable manner by promoting and
communicating the Boart Longyear Golden Rules.
Every month, create or review and submit to EHS manager
one JSA/Standard Work Procedure rough draft for one rou-
tine task after coordination with the EHS manager.
Every two weeks, request to see one FLRA for non-routine
task being performed at drill site. Submit note to the EHS
manager that documents the drill site location, the crew
and the activity assessed.
Every month, conduct, document and submit to the EHS
manager one BBS observation of task being performed in
the field by the crew or individual.
Every month, conduct, document and submit to the EHS
manager a planned general inspection of each assigned
drill. The planned general inspection should include correc-
tive actions for mitigating identified hazards.
After a planned general inspection, notify the EHS manag-
er when corrective actions have been completed.
Every visit to a drill site, verify that emergency response
process is posted at the drill site.
Every visit to a drill site, verify all employees are compliant
with PPE requirements.
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During the planned general inspection, verify that the new-
est crew member understands emergency response pro-
cess and note the individuals name tested on the planned
general inspection form.
All findings conducted during your inspection must be com-
municated along with appropriate corrective actions with
the driller and crew.
Immediately report hazards, near hits or incidents to the
operations manager, the EHS manager or generalist and
the client for events that happen at your assigned drills.
Every time there is a report of a hazard, near hit or incident
to the operations manager, the EHS manager or generalist
and the client, complete and submit an incident report to
the EHS manager.
Immediately report any environmental spills outside of con-
tainment to the operations manager, the EHS manager and
the client.
Every time there is a report of an environmental spill out-
side of containment to the operations manager, the EHS
manager or generalist and the client, complete and submit
an incident report to the EHS manager. Following any inci-
dent at your assigned drills that requires medical evalua-
tion, results in death or property damage or is considered to
be a near miss with significant potential for damage or
involves motor vehicles:
Contact EHS manager or generalist about securing
the scene of the incident and potential regulatory
reporting.
Obtain post-accident drug/alcohol test.
Obtain written witness statements and submit them to
the EHS manager or generalist.
Following any incident at your assigned drills that requires
medical evaluation, results in death or property damage or
is considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles participate in the Tap-
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investigation.
If a lost time injury happens at one of your drills, present
PowerPoint presentation to corporate senior management
during LTI report out conference call.
Following any incident at your assigned drills that requires
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medical evaluation, results in death or property damage or
is considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles: immediately, notify the
EHS manager when corrective actions have been complet-
ed.
Always conduct your work according to BLY safety pro-
grams, standard work procedures, standards, regulatory
standards, manufacturer training and hazard training.
Always require employees to work according to BLY safety
programs, standard work procedures, standards, regulato-
ry standards, manufacturer training and hazard training.
When a direct report employee needs manufacturer and
hazard training, it is conducted immediately before that
direct report employee is allowed to perform the unsuper-
vised work.
Submit identified improvements, concerns or issues to the
EHS manager for the Corporate EHS Council as needed.
Annually participate in EHS Culture Survey as supervisor.
Annually attend the evaluation of environmental aspects
and impacts meeting and implement appropriate controls
to eliminate, offset or mitigate the zone environmental
impacts annually.
Annually attend and assist H&S risk register with EHS
manager when assigned.
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets.
Annually complete company supervisor standards
test.
Always lead with client required activities and interactions.
10.6 DRILLER
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform and document pre-operational checks for your
vehicle before equipment operation daily.
Always utilize JSA/Standard Work Procedure for routine
task.
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Always use and document FLRA tool for non-routine task.
Every day, plan that day and document with crew.
Immediately report hazards, near hits or incidents to the
drill supervisor for events that happen at your drill.
Every time there is a report of a hazard, near hit or incident
to the drill supervisor complete and submit an incident
report to the drill supervisor for event that happen at your
drill.
Always control and immediately report any environmental
spills outside of containment to the drill supervisor for an
event that happened at your drill.
Every time there is a report of an environmental spill out-
side of containment to the drill supervisor complete and
submit an incident nad spill report to the drill supervisor for
an event that happened at your drill.
Following any incident at your assigned drills that requires
medical evaluation, results in death or property damage or
is considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles immediately:
Contact drill supervisor about securing the scene of
the incident and potential regulatory reporting.
Obtain post-accident drug/alcohol test or tests for the
injured and responsible employee.
Obtain written witness statements and submit them to
the drill supervisor.
Following any incident at your assigned drills that requires
medical evaluation, results in death or property damage or
is considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles, participate in the Tap-
RooT

investigation.
If a lost time injury happens at your drill, attend presenta-
tion to corporate senior management during LTI report out
conference call.
Annually attend and assist H&S risk register with EHS
manager when assigned.
Every time a non-regular visitor arrives at your work area,
ensure visitor safety induction for all non-regular people
visiting the work area.
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Verify that emergency response process is posted and
understood daily.
Following any incident at your drill that requires medical
evaluation, results in death or property damage or is con-
sidered to be a near miss with significant potential for dam-
age or involves motor vehicles, immediately obtain witness
statements for these EHS incidents.
Before commencing unsupervised work, always obtain
training on safety programs, standard work procedures,
standards, regulatory standards, regulatory required train-
ing, manufacturer training, hazard training and client train-
ing for yourself.
Before allowing unsupervised work at your drill site, always
train employees working at the drill site on practical safety
programs, standard work procedures, standards, regulato-
ry standards, regulatory required training, manufacturer
training, hazard training and client training.
Always require employees to work according to our com-
pany safety programs, standard work procedures, stan-
dards, regulatory standards, manufacturer training, hazard
training, and client training.
Submit identified improvements, concerns or issues to the
EHS manager for the Corporate EHS Council as needed.
Annually participate in EHS Culture Survey as supervisor.
Annually attend and assist H&S risk register with EHS
manager when assigned.
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets.
Always work with client on required activities and interac-
tions.
10.7 DRILLER ASSISTANT
POSITION EHS RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform and document pre-operational checks for your
vehicle before equipment operation daily.
Always utilize JSA/Standard Work Procedure for routine
task.
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Always use and document FLRA tool for non-routine task.
Everyday, participate in planning that day and document
with driller.
At every work site, make sure to know and understand
emergency response process for that area.
Every time a non-regular visitor arrives at your work area,
train the visitor on the safety induction for all non-regular
people visiting the work area.
Always immediately report hazards, near hits or incidents
to the driller for events that happen in your work area.
Always control and immediately report any environmental
spills outside of containment to the driller for an event that
happened in your work area.
Following any incident at your assigned drills that requires
medical evaluation, results in death or property damage or
is considered to be a near miss with significant potential for
damage or involves motor vehicles immediately:
Contact your driller about securing the scene of the
incident and potential regulatory reporting.
Give written witness statements and submit the
statement to the driller.
After there is an incident that happened in your work area,
that required medical evaluation or death or resulted in
property damage or is considered a near miss with signifi-
cant potential or involved motor vehicles, participate in the
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investigation.
Before commencing unsupervised work, always obtain
training with documentation on safety programs, standard
work procedures, standards, regulatory standards, regula-
tory required training, manufacturer training, hazard train-
ing and client training for yourself.
Always demonstrate work consistent with BLY safety pro-
grams, standard work procedures, standards, regulatory
standards, manufacturer training and hazard training.
Before allowing unsupervised work at your drill site, always
train new employees working at the drill site on practical
safety programs, standard work procedures, standards,
regulatory standards, regulatory required training, manu-
facturer training, hazard training and client training.
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Submit identified improvements, concerns or issues to the
EHS manager for the Corporate EHS Council as needed.
Annually participate in EHS Culture Survey as employee.
Annually attend and assist H&S risk register with EHS
manager when assigned.
Annually accomplish EHS performance targets.
Always work with client on required activities and interac-
tions.
11.0 TRAINING
11.1 NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION
New or transferred employees will receive appropriate
Mine/Client clearance.
New Boart Longyear Employees undergo new hire training
prior to starting work in the field operations.
Experienced hands are periodically brought in for updated
training on policy, procedure, and equipment. This includes
the advanced helper class and driller classes which covers
specific equipment for operation and maintenance. This
training is documented in the personnel files held at Boart
Longyear.
11.2 NEW TASK TRAINING
Employees must be trained in all tasks that they perform.
The training must be to an acceptable level of competency
according to Boart Longyear training requirements as
defined in the SWP outlines provided.
Where required, training is mandated by regulatory criteria
and certification provided under the jurisdiction where the
employee works. These certification documents must be
kept on site for each employee.
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Some regions require approved training plans and that
these plans must be followed as outlined.
Violation of training both within the company required com-
petencies and regulated training subjects is not permitted.
Documentation of completed task training is mandatory.
Supervisors or competent person will perform all task
training. In most circumstances the training will be required
to be documented.
Supervisors will continually focus on updating employee
task training to insure employees are given the proper tools
to perform their job safety and efficiently.
KEY CRITERIA
REGIONAL LAWS AND STANDARDS FOR TRAINING ARE
TO BE FOLLOWED.
11.3 SITE SPECIFIC TRAINING
On-site orientation (site specific and hazard training) will be
completed by Boart Longyear supervisors.
All visitors must read your site specific training program, sign
the last page, and be given a personal walk around the site
where you will identify certain basic hazards that exist on a
drill site.
All Boart Longyear personnel, and any visitors to the rig,
must wear at all times:
Approved Hard Hats
Approved Safety Glasses
Safety Steel Toe Boots with Metatarsal Guard
Hearing Protection
High Visibility Vest
High Visibility Gloves
Job Site Hazards may include:
Falling Objects
Flying Objects
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Sumps
Fire Hazards
Chemical Hazards
Hearing Hazards
Environmental Hazards
Electrical Hazards
Pumping Operations
Vehicular Movement
Special Procedures core pumping, pulling stuck rods
Gas Hazards
11.4 DOT LICENSING & RECERTIFICATION
A Department of Transportation (DOT) generally exists for
each region globally. Compliance with local transportation
regulations is mandatory.
KEY CRITERIA
Persons not legally licensed are not to drive company vehi-
cles.
Most regional licensing criteria for Over the Road trans-
port requires physical medical examinations by a licensed
medical examiner and renewed on standard set periods.
Varying classes of vehicle licensing usually exist in each
region. These classes are determined by weight and com-
bination of vehicle size and towing. The appropriate licens-
ing must include the classes specified in the licensing doc-
uments or appropriate Boart Longyear Training documents.
Endorsements and Restrictions
Drivers who operate special types of commercial motor vehi-
cles also need to pass additional tests to obtain any neces-
sary endorsements on their commercial drivers license.
Knowledge & Skills Tests
State specific
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To pass the knowledge tests - 80% and above.
To pass the skills test, applicants must successfully per-
form all the required skills. The skills test must be taken in
a vehicle representative of the type of vehicle that the appli-
cant operates or expects to operate.
Revocation of Licenses
Within 30 days of a conviction for any traffic violation,
except parking, a driver must notify his/her employer,
regardless of the nature of the violation or the type of vehi-
cle which was driven at the time.
If a drivers license is suspended, revoked, canceled, or if
he/she is disqualified from driving, the employee must
advise Boart Longyear by the end of the next business day
following receipt of the notice of suspension, revocation,
cancellation, lost privilege or disqualification.
12.0 SUBCONTRACTORS
Purpose:
Generally, Boart Longyear does not co-manage sub-contrac-
tors from a personnel perspective. When the contract speci-
fies, Boart Longyear does provide oversight and direction
when it comes to safety. Subcontractors can be temporary
labor (temps), specialty contractors such as concrete cutting
or utility locating workers, as well as union or trade contrac-
tors.
KEY CRITERIA
Project EHS Management Plan that addresses the contrac-
tors risks and controls to be taken during the work.
An agency or contractor management 24/7 contact to be
posted on emergency contact board at job site.
Their own Emergency Action/Response Plan or training in
the BLY Emergency Action/Response Plan.
A signed contract.
Task trained and/or certified.
Proof of insurance may be at field office.
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Successfully completed site orientation.
US Mining contractors require MSHA training.
Canadian contractors require BLY mandatory and Com-
mon Core training.
Central and South America - all employees will receive the
same training as required of U.S. employees as well as any
regional or local required training.
13.0 WORK PLACE POLICIES
13.1 DRUG AND ALCOHOL FREE WORKPLACE
PROGRAM
Purpose:
Boart Longyear Company is committed to maintaining a drug
and alcohol free workplace.
Coming to work under the influence of alcohol or drugs or
using these substances on the job is prohibited. Using these
substances during breaks and lunch are forms of workplace
substance abuse. Substance abuse is generally defined as
the use of controlled substances and alcohol, but it can extend
into legally obtained drugs, such as over-the-counter
medications, prescription diet pills, and pain medications.
KEY CRITERIA
Serve as a positive role model for your co-workers and
crew.
The use of a company vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol, intoxicants or drugs is strictly forbidden.
Reasonable suspicion of drug abuse requires
immediate reporting to the supervisor or driller.
Drug testing requirements are regionally specific.
Testing criteria is to be followed within the regions.
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BLY will test to the degree permitted by regulations as
a measure to deter alcohol and drug influence on the
job.
If a co-worker approaches you claiming he/she is
seeking aid for a substance abuse problem, refer them
to their supervisors to obtain assistance through the
Employee. Assistance Program provided by Boart
Longyear.
13.2 SMOKING
Purpose:
The purpose of this policy is to promote wellness, ensure a
healthy work environment, and provide guidelines for tobacco
use on Boart Longyear properties and job sites.
Smoking is not permitted within the exclusion or work zone
areas of drill sites.
Smoking is not permitted in company buildings or vehicles.
Employees who smoke may do so outside the building or in
designated areas.
Smoking is not permitted in hazardous areas such as, haz-
ardous materials areas and oxygen and acetylene areas or
within 25 ft/7.6 m of fuel storage areas.
13.3 HOUSEKEEPING
Purpose:
Effective housekeeping can eliminate a large number of work-
place hazards and assists in getting jobs completed safely,
efficiently and properly. Poor housekeeping can frequently
contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that cause injuries.
KEY CRITERIA
All drill site and yards are to be organized in a structured
manor to support and promote safe production, reduce
waste and prevent contamination of the environment.
Pre-shift work inspections are required to be conducted by
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drillers or their designee before work begins. These inspec-
tions require drilling crews to carry out housekeeping
assignments prior to commencing work.
Pre-Use inspections of equipment are required each shift
which include housekeeping of equipment prior to use.
Cleaning up during the shift must be a matter of constant
routine.
Proper waste disposal and segregation of recyclable
wastes.
Removal and/or storage of unused materials.
Inspection to ensure cleanup is complete at the end of each
shift.
13.4 SECURITY
Purpose:
Boart Longyear is committed to the
safety and welfare of its employees,
subcontractors, clients, and visitors
through the establishment of reasonable practices that:
Support a safe and secure environment in all facilities and
company owned grounds,
Promote safety and security through policies and pro-
grams.
Provide an appropriate level of security at all client project
sites.
Safeguard BLY and client property, and physical assets.
Weapon:
An instrument or device, not for work-related use, used to
injure or kill, as in fighting or hunting e.g. knife, gun, chemical
sprays. *There are remote job sites that weapons may be
used to defend against predatory wildlife attacks with zone
manager approval.
Signage:
Caution tape, construction site signs, safety cones, barricades
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and blockades.
KEY CRITERIA
No weapons are permitted in company vehicles or on any
client or company work sites.
All vehicles, equipment, yards and wells need to be
secured, locked and protected when not active or work is
not being performed as well as parking facilities or tempo-
rary places of lodging like hotels.
All work areas must be appropriately posted with signage
and delineation tape/or barricades to warn and ward off
spectators and non-project related personnel.
13.5 FIRE PREVENTION & PROTECTION
Purpose:
Each site and facility must have a documented and posted fire
prevention plan.
DRILL SITE GUIDELINES
Follow all the requirements of the Health and Safety Plan
(HASP) for the specific site.
Follow all client requirements of the HASP.
Follow all local regulatory requirements for the state you
are located.
All transport fuel containers must be labeled with the con-
tent and signs stating "No Smoking Within 50 ft/15.2 m."
FACILITY GUIDELINES
Evacuation plans posted and updated annually.
Extinguishers posted and inspected periodically.
All storage tanks must have No Smoking signs posted.
All compressed cylinders must be stored accordingly.
Oxygen cylinders separated from gas cylinders with a 30
minute fire wall or 25 ft/7.6 m distance from flammable gas
or petroleum products.
Secured in upright position.
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KEY CRITERIA
Where a FIRE exists that may affect other personnel working
in the area, evacuation procedures must be initiated:
Warn all personnel in the immediate area to evacuate to a
safe location.
Where the fire is small, use nearby fire extinguishers to
extinguish it provided it is safe to do so.
Do not expose yourself to unnecessary risk and keep a
clear area of retreat behind you.
If the fire is too big, do not hesitate to leave the area imme-
diately and evacuate to the designated assembly area.
Activate the emergency response notification if the fire is
not immediately extinguished.
Extinguisher Use (PASS):
Pull the pin.
Aim the nozzle at the base
of the fire.
Squeeze the handle.
Sweep back and forth
from edge to edge while
advancing forward.
EQUIPMENT
Al fire extinguishers in use are to meet regional regulatory
requirements. A risk assessment is to be used to determine
the size and type of fire extinguisher to be placed on mobile
equipment or in fixed facilities.
Extinguishers are inspected daily.
Extinguishers are to be inspected monthly and noted on
the inspection card.
Extinguisher inspected annually by third party.
(See related section 20.20 - Hot Work)
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14.0 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND
RESPONSE
Purpose:
All Boart Longyear operations are required to have an emer-
gency plan.
This plan must outline the necessary actions to be taken to
mitigate the effects of any environmental incident, accidents
or injuries and facilitate reporting. Emergency contact num-
bers must be included in the plan, and posted.
A risk assessment must be developed as part of the plan to
identify and reduce the severity of emergencies should they
occur.
Emergencies can appear in various forms such as:
Weather related emergencies
Environmental incidents (spills)
Safety & Health incidents
Medical emergencies
Vehicular accidents
Fires or explosions
Vandalism, threats, or security incidents
KEY CRITERIA
The Emergency Preparedness and Response plan must be
on site and readily available for reference.
Always post emergency contact information in clear view at
the drill or project site.
Review emergency procedures and contact information as
part of your Plan the Day discussions and safety tool box
talks.
Determine who is in charge of the site contingency plan as
part of job planning. Generally, it is the clients responsibil-
ity. The contingency plan should be discussed each day
before work commences.
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14.1 REPORTING
Purpose:
Employees must report any near miss, incident or injury to
their supervisor immediately. Any delay may result in claim
denial by the workers compensation carrier and/or disciplin-
ary action.
Any incident, regardless of severity, must be reported
immediately to your supervisors.
KEY CRITERIA
Incidents include the following:
Near miss
Injuries to employees, contractors, and or members of the
public
Property damage including BLY and non-BLY equipment
Environmental release outside containment areas
Production loss related to the above events
FOLLOW THE ESTABLISHED METHOD OF COMMUNICA-
TIONS OUTLINED BY THE REGION IN WHICH YOU
WORK
US & Canada - WorkCare: 1-800-455-6155
Call in the event of a non-life threatening injury. Severity is
not important.
Incident Report Form:
Any incident that does not pertain to another vehicle.
Accident Report Form:
Initially completed following the accident.
Accident Investigation:
Completed after Accident Report Form as been submitted.
FAF (Functional Ability Form):
Take to Doctors office when going to the doctor.
Near Miss or Near Loss form:
Once completed, the form need to be submitted to supervi-
sor and forwarded to EHS.
Reporting Of Spills:
As soon as possible, report a spill or environmental incident
to your supervisor. Where required by law, regulatory
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agencies shall be notified and the proper reports should be
filled out and filed as required.
14.2 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
In the event of any form of emergency, the supervisor or per-
son in charge is authorized and expected to utilize whatever
method of transportation is necessary to ensure the employee
receives proper attention and transportation.
No pre-authorization is necessary for the supervisor or person
in charge to make these decisions!
Potential head, neck, back or spinal cord injury:
Leave victim immobilized and left where they are until profes-
sional help arrives unless leaving the injured person in place
would endanger their life. If they must be moved, every
attempt should be made to move them onto a backboard or
other hard surface which would keep them immobilized.
If an employee refuses transportation:
Call the zone, branch or division manager immediately.
If you feel this poses a threat to their safety or others, imme-
diately report the event to local security, fire service or local
law enforcement authorities.
14.3 SPILL RESPONSE
Purpose:
Everyday, Boart Longyear employees operate equipment and
use materials which when spilled have the potential to cause
harm to the environment. Environmental impacts may include
harm to surface or ground water quality, contamination of soil,
or disruption of wildlife habitat. Spills occur when materials
with the potential to cause environmental impact leave our
control. Usually that involves the release of hazardous materi-
als and may be as small as a drip of diesel onto the ground
when fueling; to the rupture of a hydraulic line and release of
a spray of hydraulic fluid during drilling operations; to an
unplanned large scale release of drilling mud and formation
waters outside the fluid management system. Boart Longyear
crews are trained to minimize environmental impacts from
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spills by employing the following process:
KEY CRITERIA
Assess the risk
Communicate the hazard
Control the spill
Employ countermeasures
Clean up the spill and any
damage
Report the incident
1. ASSESS THE RISK
It may seem obvious, but the best way to deal with a spill is to
avoid having one in the first place, and to be prepared for
them before they occur. The key is to follow proper proce-
dures for storing, transferring, handling, using, and disposing
of hazardous materials and drilling fluids. All permanent
Boart Longyear facilities are required to have a Spill Preven-
tion, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan in place and
for all employees who handle hazardous materials to be
appropriately trained. A job site SPCC Plan template has
been prepared to assist in drill site SPCC planning where
legal or contract requirements mandate preparation of an
SPCC Plan. At all other job site locations, the preparation of
an SPCC Plan is considered as the environmental best prac-
tice and is highly recommended.
The drill supervisor has responsibility for assessing the poten-
tial risks associated with environmental spills on each particu-
lar job site, and for discussing those hazards, and appropriate
spill controls and countermeasures with the drill crew. All crew
members need to discuss and recognize these hazards and
understand the proper procedures associated with the use of
all hazardous materials they may encounter on our job sites.
A field-level risk assessment (JSEA) of spill potential, includ-
ing the actions they need to take if a spill occurs, should be
completed and discussed prior to any site operations.
All Boart Longyear job sites are to be equipped with at least
one spill response kit, which typically will include various
types of petroleum sorbents such as granular Floor Dry
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(aka Kitty Litter) and/or sorbent sheets, booms, socks or pil-
lows, and a drum in which to isolate contaminated materials.
Note that the spill kit materials are not to be used for routine
operations, but are instead reserved for emergency use. Spill
kits are to be prominently stationed in the work place to
ensure visibility and easy access at all times. Additionally, rou-
tine inspections of spill kits should be conducted to ensure an
inventory of contents is complete and that all materials are in
good condition.
Additional spill response resources routinely found on our job
sites include shovels and heavy equipment such as Bob-
cats or front-end loaders which can be used to build earth-
en dikes or interceptor trenches around spills, or to remove
contaminated materials. Plastic sheeting may be spread on
top of a spill during wet weather to keep rain water from
spreading the spilled material.
2. COMMUNICATE THE HAZARD
Upon discovery of a spill, immediately notify all crew mem-
bers and supervisory personnel of the hazard, and if the situ-
ation warrants it, evacuate the area. Work should stop until
the spill has been addressed. Contact the client or follow
established emergency procedures to call for help if neces-
sary.
3. CONTROL THE SPILL
Where practical, and without putting personnel at risk, stop
the spill. If there is a way to shut off the source, take those
actions immediately (such as shutting down equipment, clos-
ing a valve or righting a container that has tipped over). How-
ever, do not attempt any such action without first evaluating
the risks; in some cases it may be necessary to allow trained
emergency response personnel to take those steps.
4. EMPLOY COUNTERMEASURES
Countermeasures are the steps you take once a spill has
occurred, and which keep the spill from spreading to other
areas. This usually means confining the spilled material by
intercepting the flow with an earthen berm or application of
sorbents. Start by spreading those materials around the
downstream side of the spill to prevent it from expanding, and
work your way toward the center of the spill. Where possible,
prevent the spill from contact with rain water or snow melt, or
from spreading into environmentally sensitive areas, such as
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waterways or wetlands.
5. CLEAN UP THE SPILL AND ANY DAMAGE
In many instances, spilled water or drill mud can be collected
and pumped back into a containment area for reuse. Spilled
petroleum products and contaminated soil or water are gener-
ally considered hazardous waste and may have special han-
dling and disposal requirements.
If the spill is small, the contaminated materials may be placed
into garbage bags, plastic pails or drums. If the spill is large, it
may be necessary to excavate contaminated materials and
transport it in bulk to a licensed disposal facility. If the spilled
materials qualify as a hazardous material (or hazardous
waste), be sure to label it appropriately and arrange for legal
transport and dispose in accordance with local laws and envi-
ronmental regulations. Contact your local EHS representative
if you have any question about how to handle or dispose of
contaminated materials.
6. REPORT THE SPILL INCIDENT
Any release of hazardous materials or drilling fluids outside of
a containment area is to be reported as an environmental inci-
dent via the GEMS system within 24 hours; any such incident
is to be reported immediately to Zone Management and EHS
if there is any impact to a water body. There may be addi-
tional reporting required to clients and/or government agen-
cies which should be evaluated as part of the Risk Assess-
ment and training conducted in step one above, Asses the
Risk.
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
FIRST AID CARE
SAFETY
HEALTH
ENVIRONMENT
FIRST AID CARE
15.0 Emergency First Aid Care....................................................
15.1 First Aid Provider Protection................................................
15.2 Checking an Injured or Ill Adult............................................
15.3 Cardiac Emergencies and CPR...........................................
15.4 AED (Automated External Defibrillator)...............................
15.5 Conscious Choking Adult Not Breathing...........................
15.6 Unconscious Choking Adult Not Breathing.......................
15.7 Environmental Emergencies................................................
15.8 Bites and Stings...................................................................
15.9 Controlling External Bleeding...............................................
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15.0 EMERGENCY FIRST AID CARE
Purpose:
Emergency First Aid care training is essential for all Boart
Longyear employees and is a requirement during new hire
orientation and during annual refresher classes or as required
by regional regulations. A certification in First Aid Care is
required for all supervisors to ensure adequate care can be
provided at all Boart Longyear work locations.
KEY CRITERIA
Key Elements for effective First Aid Include:
First Aid Provider Protection
Checking an Injured or Ill Adult
Cardiac Emergencies and CPR
Use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Conscious Choking Adult Not Breathing
Unconscious Choking Adult Not Breathing
Environmental Emergencies
Bites and Stings
Controlling External Bleeding
Injuries to Muscles, Bones and Joints
Basic First Aid Procedures:
The following information is taken from the American Red
Cross Training Manual for First Aid Competency Training.
Emergency First Aid Care given by Boart Longyear Employees
is provided under protection of Good Samaritan Laws for the
regions where employees work. It is crucial that before
attempting to provide first aid care, make certain any
immediate hazards are corrected to avoid exposure to self or
others.
Do not risk yourself or others to the same hazards that may
have caused the initial harm.
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15.1 FIRST AID PROVIDER PROTECTION
Always wear gloves when managing injuries that involve
bleeding and other bodily Fluids. Avoid contact with these
fluids. Gloves are provided in Boart Longyear First Aid Kits.
Always use a protective barrier or facial cover whenever
administering Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation and/or CPR.
The use and removal of these protective devices is very
important to protect against disease transfer.
REMOVING GLOVES
PINCH GLOVE
Pinch the palm side of one
glove near the wrist.
Carefully pull the glove off so
that it is inside out.
SLIP TWO FINGERS UNDER
GLOVE
Hold the glove in the palm of
the remaining gloved hand.
Slip two fingers under the
glove at the wrist of the
remaining gloved hand.
PULL GLOVE OFF
Pull the glove until it comes
off, inside out, so that the first
glove ends up inside the glove
just removed.
DISPOSE OF GLOVES AND WASH HANDS
After removing the gloves:
Dispose of gloves in the appropriate biohazard container.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm running water,
if available.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean the hands if
they are not visibly soiled.
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15.2 CHECKING AN INJURED OR ILL ADULT
CHECKING AN INJURED OR ILL ADULT THAT APPEARS
TO BE UNCONSCIOUS
TIP: Use disposable gloves and
other PPE.
After checking the scene for
safety, check the person.
CHECK FOR RESPONSIVENESS
Tap the shoulder and shout, Are you okay?
CALL the Emergency #
If an unconscious person is face-down, roll him or her face-
up keeping the head, neck and back in a straight line.
If the person responds, obtain consent and CALL the local
emergency number for any life-threatening conditions.
Check the person from head to toe and ask questions to
find out what happened.
OPEN THE AIRWAY
Tilt head, lift chin.
CHECK FOR BREATHING
Check for no more than 10
seconds.
Occasional gasps are not
breathing.
QUICKLY SCAN FOR SEVERE BLEEDING
WHAT TO DO NEXT:
IF THERE IS NO BREATH-
INGPerform CPR or use an
AED (if AED is immediately
available).
IF BREATHINGMaintain an
open airway and monitor breathing and for any changes in
condition.
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15.3 CARDIAC EMERGENCIES AND CPR
Providing CPR effectively is crucial for any possibility to save
life. Annual refresher training is provided by Boart Longyear
during emergency preparedness training classes. Each
region may teach CPR slightly differently, the following infor-
mation is generally the preferred technique.
CPR - ADULT - NO BREATHING
After checking the scene and the injured or ill person:
GIVE 30 CHEST COMPRESSIONS
Push hard, push fast in the center of
the chest at least 2 in/5.1 cm deep
and at least 100 compressions per
minute.
TIP: The person must be on a firm, flat
surface.
GIVE 2 RESCUE BREATHS
Tilt the head back and lift the chin up.
Pinch the nose shut then make a complete seal over the
persons mouth.
Blow in for about 1 second to make the chest clearly rise.
Give rescue breaths, one after the other.
If chest does not rise with rescue breaths, re-tilt the head
and give another rescue breath.
DO NOT STOP
Continue cycles of CPR. Do not stop except in one of these
situations:
You find an obvious sign of life, such as breathing.
An AED is ready to use.
Another trained responder or EMS personnel take over.
You are too exhausted to continue.
The scene becomes unsafe.
TIP: If at any time you notice an obvious sign of life, stop CPR
and monitor breathing and for any changes in condition.
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WHAT TO DO NEXT:
USE AN AED AS SOON AS ONE IS AVAILABLE.
IF BREATHS DO NOT MAKE CHEST RISE AFTER RE-
TILTING THE HEADGive care for unconscious choking.
CPR techniques vary for the size and age of the injured/ill
person. The following information is a guide to those dif-
ferences.
Skill Compo-
nents
Adult Child Infant
HAND
POSITION Two hands in
center of chest
(on lower half
of sternum)
Two hands
in center of
chest (on
lower half of
sternum)
Two or three
fingers in
center of
chest (on
lower half of
sternum, just
below nipple
line)
CHEST
COMPRES-
SIONS
RESCUE
BREATHS
At least 2
in/5.1 cm until
the chest
clearly rises
(about 1
second per
breath)
At least 2
in/5.1 cm
until the
chest
clearly rises
(about 1
second per
breath)
About 1.5
in/3.8 cm
Until the chest
clearly rises
(about 1
second per
breath
CYCLE
30 chest
compressions
and 2 rescue
breaths
30 chest
compres-
sions and 2
rescue
breaths
30 chest
compressions
and 2 rescue
breaths
RATE
30 chest
compressions
in about 18
seconds
(at least 100
Compressions
per minute)
30 chest
compres-
sions in
about 18
seconds
(at least
100
Compres-
sions per
minute)
30 chest
compressions
in
about 18
seconds
(at least 100
Compressions
per minute)
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15.4 USE OF AN AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL
DEFIBRILLATOR)
AED units are located at Boart Longyear fixed facilities such
as shops, plants, warehouses and offices. AED units are gen-
erally not placed in the field with drilling operations as the
maintenance and care normally prohibits providing them in
vehicles within the drilling environment. Often AEDs are pro-
vided by the clients where Boart Longyear works. The identi-
fication and location of AEDs are required to be identified in
the site Emergency Response Plan. All employees are to be
trained as to their location. Training on the use of AEDs is
required for First Aid Certification. Safety precautions for the
use of automated defibrillators include:
Making certain that the instructions stated in the automated
recording and visible charts are followed.
Make certain that the operator or any other person in the
area is away from the victim when the AED is activated and
discharged.
Do not use the AED unit when in water.
USING AN AED ON AN ADULT - NO BREATHING
TIP: Do not use pediatric AED pads or equipment on an adult
or on a child older than 8 years or weighing more than 55
lb/24.9 kg.
AFTER CHECKING THE SCENE AND THE INJURED OR
ILL PERSON:
TURN ON AED
Follow the voice and/or visual prompts.
WIPE BARE CHEST DRY
TIP: Remove any medication patches with a gloved hand.

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PLUG IN CONNECTOR,
IF NECESSARY
STAND CLEAR
Make sure no one, including
you, is touching the person.
Say, EVERYONE STAND
CLEAR.
ANALYZE HEART RHYTHM
Push the analyze button, if
necessary. Let the AED analyze
the heart rhythm.
DELIVER SHOCK
IF A SHOCK IS ADVISED:
Make sure no one, including you, is touching the person.
Say, EVERYONE STAND CLEAR.
Push the shock button, if necessary.
PERFORM CPR
After delivering the shock, or if no shock is advised:
Perform about 2 minutes (or 5 cycles) of CPR.
Continue to follow the prompts of the AED.
TIPS:
If at any time you notice an obvious sign of life, stop CPR and
monitor breathing and for any changes in condition.
If two trained responders are present, one should perform
CPR while the second responder operates the AED.
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15.5 CONSCIOUS CHOKING ADULT - NOT BREATHING
ADULT CANNOT COUGH, SPEAK OR BREATHE
After checking the scene and the injured or ill person, have
someone call 9-1-1 and get consent.
GIVE 5 BACK BLOWS
Bend the person forward at the
waist and give 5 back blows
between the shoulder blades with
the heel of one hand.
GIVE 5 ABDOMINAL THRUSTS
Place a fist with the thumb side
against the middle of the
persons abdomen, just above
the navel.
Cover your fist with your other
hand.
Give 5 quick, upward abdominal thrusts.
CONTINUE CARE
Continue sets of 5 back blows and
5 abdominal thrusts until the:
Object is forced out.
Person can cough forcefully or
breathe.
Person becomes unconscious.
WHAT TO DO NEXT:
IF PERSON BECOMES UNCONSCIOUSCALL 9-1-1, if
not already done.
Carefully lower the person to the ground and give CARE for
an unconscious choking adult, beginning with looking for
an object.
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15.6 UNCONSCIOUS CHOKING ADULT - NOT
BREATHING
CHEST DOES NOT RISE WITH RESCUE BREATHS
IF AT ANY TIME THE CHEST DOES NOT RISE:
GIVE ANOTHER RESCUE BREATH
Re-tilt the head and give anoth-
er rescue breath.
GIVE 30 CHEST COMPRESSIONS
If the chest still does not rise,
give 30 chest compressions.
TIP: The person must be on firm,
flat surface. Remove the CPR
breathing barrier when giving
chest compressions.
LOOK FOR AND REMOVE
OBJECT IF SEEN
GIVE 2 RESCUE BREATHS
WHAT TO DO NEXT:
IF BREATHS DO NOT MAKE
THE CHEST RISE. Repeat
steps 2 through 4.
IF CHEST CLEARLY RISESCHECK for breathing. Give
CARE based on the conditions found.
15.7 ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES
Disease, illness and injury are not the
only causes of medical emergencies. Be
aware that exposure to disease-carrying
insects, other biting or stinging creatures,