PSC Billings the Outstanding Service Provider for P66
PSC Honors our Employee's and their Families
PSC Matches Donations for Flood Victims
PSC Works to Honor Veterans in a Unique Way
Providing Careers for Former Military
PSC Honors Veterans by Hosting a Fishing Trip
P66 Midstream Grants PSC Billings the Outstanding Service Provider Award
Each year the Billings Montana P66 Midstream group hosts their Employee Safety Improvement Team Contractor Forum (ESIT). The PSC Billings location has attended this forum for years. But this year the forum was a little different. It was attended by P66 operations and safety representatives from Washington, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and North Dakota. In addition, this year the forum included a live demonstration of liquid vacuum and hydro-excavation services provided by PSC.
On January 17th, Billing’s employees John Holland and Supervisor Alvin Hardin arrived at the P66 Lillian Ave office driveway with a liquid vacuum truck and a hydro-excavation unit. They spent one and half hours walking a crowd of 15 through the safety features of the equipment and answering questions about exhaust, grounding, along with spill and explosion prevention. The crowd was very appreciative. The following comments were sent from P66 in a letter following their demonstration:
“I just wanted to follow-up and thank you, and your crew for the information provided. It was a great opportunity for our ESIT to get some needed information on the equipment your company operates, and the services that PSC provides.”
“As you could likely tell, we were really impressed with the Newsom-Gale Grounding system that PSC is utilizing. This is a significant improvement compared to previous methods, and we applaud you/ PSC for the willingness to invest in innovative safety systems.”
“Thank you much for your/ PSC’s continued efforts in improving Phillips 66’s safety culture.”
The success story continues! On January 19th P66 Midstream hosted their annual Contractor Forum and Awards Ceremony. For the second year in a row, P66 Midstream granted PSC Billings the Outstanding Service Provider award and this year PSC Billings was also awarded the Outstanding Environmental Stewardship award. P66 listed the following as some of the reasons they awarded PSC.
- This contractor has been working for Phillips 66 Midstream for over 20 years without incident.
- They always take the time to double check their equipment, identify potential concerns, and identify ways to protect the environment.
- Their attention to Safety is never diminished.
- Recently, they have installed the Newsom Gale Grounding System which is a significant improvement compared to previous methods, and we applaud you/PSC for the willingness to invest in innovative safety systems.
- They are an active participant in our Contractor Mentoring Program working with Phillips 66 not only to improve their own safety but the safety of our entire team.
- We appreciate the incident sharing that they do within Phillips 66 and other industry partners.
- They are highly valued as an Environmental and Safety Gold Star in any project.
It is this level of dedication to excellence and pride of service that makes the PSC team a great partner to its clients. Many thanks to the PSC Billings team for a job well done.
Lunch to Honor PSC Families
The PSC Westlake Louisiana location provides a lunch to honor their employees and the employee's families. There were demonstrations of the equipment, the chance to see what the employees do, and a moment to get together as a PSC family.
PSC Matching Your Donations to Flood Victims
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the flooding in Louisiana. The devastation has affected thousands in the flood region – PSC Family Members included. PSC is working to get needed funds to our own in the region as quickly as we can.
If you would like to be a part of the support initiative, there is a “Donate to the LA Flood Relief” on the PSCNow.com web page (see here). Donating is strictly voluntary. If you choose to participate, whatever you donate will be matched by PSC on a dollar for dollar basis, up to $25,000!!!
PSC Providing Careers for Former Military
In the past six months PSC has teamed with OSCA (Occupational Safety Councils of America) to find careers for over 46 different former military members who have just ETS’d from the service. These former members of the military are recruited by OSCA and receive a slate of training that can include OSHA’s Advance Safety Attendant Certifications Training which includes: Respiratory Protection, Confined Space Training, Fall Arrest Systems, Excavations and Trenching, Accident Investigation, Lockout Tagout, HAZWOPER, CPR and First Aid as well as many more.
Former military members come to their new careers outside the service with a skill set that is usually above and beyond that of the average high school graduate. In many cases they have training in fields such as transportation, logistic, safety and more. Additionally, many of these service members have served in very high stress environments that make Industrial Turn Arounds seem like a cake walk. Leveraging their experience, training, and motivation is a natural fit for OSCA and PSC.
Finally, this program is a win-win for all parties involved. PSC gets a well-trained work-force member for their busy seasons and beyond. OSCA gets to use a Federal Government Grant to train these professionals and transition them into our industry, and the former service members get a head start into working with a company like PSC.
John Layne is continuing to use this resource to find new employees for his 110 Location that is dedicated to manpower needs for the seasonal turn-arounds and we hope to expand this relationship with OSCA in the future. For more information feel free to contact John Layne at John.Layne@pscnow.com or OSCA at 562-714-4377.
PSC and Lucky 12 Hunting Club
Several local organizations merged together to honor veterans in a unique way last weekend. Hero Hunts out of Maurice, LA, as well as the Lucky 12 Hunting Club and American Legion Post 334 out of Port Barre, LA hosted a duck hunt and a weekend full of other activities for about 16 veterans on the Lucky 12 grounds east of Port Barre.
"We use this as a time of therapy for some of these guys," said Brian Marshall with Lucky 12. "I'm a veteran, so I'm kinda partial to these guys."
Hero Hunts started about three years ago as a way to try to get veterans out of the house and into the outdoors. It was founded by Troy Coleman.
The weekend's festivities started with relaxation as everyone sat around in a meet and greet session. Ten veterans from Hero Hunts attended, as well as six from the wounded warriors program.
Then on Saturday, the group went on a duck hunt and went fishing in the special boat built to accommodate some of the disabled veterans.
Following the hunt on Saturday, the Lucky 12 club provided lunch and a tour of over 5,000 acres that the club owns. On Sunday, the veterans went on another hunt and then went to the American Legion Post 334 where they were provided a meal.
Marshall said they also received donations from Petra Industries, PSC Industrial Outsourcing and Dynamic Industries that helped make the event a success.
This was not the first time the groups had collaborated for an event. They held a deer hunt in November and Guilbeaux said he believed there will be more events to come.
"We want more and more guys to come out and start doing things," he said. "I would advise any citizen whether they are from Louisiana or not to go to the WWII museum in New Orleans and see what it's all about. I wasn't in the military, but it has made a big difference to me. It's fascinating to see what the soldiers sacrificed for us."
For more information on Hero Hunts or Lucky 12, visit herohunts.org or call Marshall with the Lucky 12 at 337-585-6962
Story by: Jordan Arceneaux
PSC and HOOAH!
Staff from PSC’s Lafayette, LA office were honored to host five wounded soldiers from Ft. Campbell, KY for a fishing trip in the Dularge area of the Louisiana marsh. These soldiers are part of a program called HOOAH! (Healing Outside of a Hospital) which allows wounded active duty soldiers to participate in outdoor-related therapeutic activities.
Organized and run by current and former wounded active-duty soldiers, HOOAH! relies on volunteers to lead the organization as well as community leaders, organizations, like those from our PSC office, and other non-profits to volunteer their time and resources to provide outdoor experiences to the soldiers.
The HOOAH! experience affords the wounded soldiers opportunities to relax, de-stress, and interact with their communities in a safe environment until they can return to active duty.
Sean Dauterive, a PSC Salesperson, helped out by serving as captain on one of four fishing boats. Rick Wimberley, one of PSC’s Radiation Safety Officers, solicited help and donations from some of PSC’s vendors and local restaurants provided Cajun lunches for everyone.
To see this crew in action, keep an eye out for “Paradise Louisiana.” The weekly local Baton Rouge-based TV program came along for the ride and the episode will be airing in the next few weeks.
At the end of the event PSC was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and an Airborne Division Flag signed by the soldiers and the HOOAH! directors.
PSC is proud of our work in the community and fully support our wounded veterans and will do what we can to help them heal.
For more information, see the link here.
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