EQT Receives Awards for Unique Approach to Safety Training — Utilizing Technology to Improve Safety
In June 2020, we received a Communicator Award for our EHS Safety Training Video, which includes re-enactments of actual scenarios of safety incidents and concerns in order to better enable our employees and contractors to address similar incidents, should they occur. The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video and social content the marketing and communications industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious awards of its kind in the world. Additionally, we also received a Hermes Creative Award, which honors the messengers and creators of the information revolution. We are proud of the recognition this video has garnered and we look forward to continuing to find new and innovative ways to communicate our safety efforts.
We require all employees and contractors to watch the EHS Safety Training Video and take a test to understand the importance of our EHS policies and procedures. Upon successful completion, they receive an ID badge embedded with a QR code. In 2019, we improved the safety and security of our operations by changing site-entry authorization from a manual sign-in to a scanning of ID badges, allowing us to capture digitally the names, time in and time out of specific sites. We then developed a tracking insight in our digital work environment to monitor personnel on site. This gives us access to individuals’ names, time in and time out at specific sites in the event of an incident.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we further leveraged this insight to protect our workforce and contractor partners. Upon learning that one of our contractors tested positive for COVID-19, we were able to use this insight to identify all individuals who had been on site with the contract worker and inform those individuals who may have been exposed to the contract worker, or who may have come into contact with a secondary exposure factor stemming from the original source, within just a few hours.
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