Safety and environmental stewardship are Chesapeake's top priorities. Our environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals work hand-in-hand with our operations team to create a variety of tailored programs, processes and procedures that protect our employees, contractors, local communities and the environment.
Flexible enough to address and manage regional issues, these efforts ensure we meet our safety and environmental goals by clearly defining roles and responsibilities, and outlining the processes necessary for sound decision-making, planning and communication.
Our approximately 350 EHS professionals at the field, district and corporate levels conduct regular site visits, mentor employees and provide frequently scheduled training to reinforce the Chesapeake S.A.F.E. (Stay Accident Free Everyday) culture. Our employees are armed with knowledge about a variety of topics ranging from compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations to potential hazards and risks. Every employee is also given the right and responsibility to stop any work that he or she believes may adversely impact the environment or the health and safety of coworkers, contractors, vendors or the public.
In addition, Chesapeake works closely with local emergency responders to make sure they are familiar with our Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Chesapeake's ERP establishes the framework and response guidelines for designated employees and responders to minimize the impact to our employees, the communities in which we operate and the environment.