Records indicate that drillers who regularly hold crew safety meetings have fewer accidents, less drilling trouble and do a better over-all job than drillers who do not hold these meetings regularly. This is readily understandable because these meetings are teaching the men to think and plan their work and perform it in a safe manner.
Each drilling crew should hold a meeting regularly. However, when particularly hazardous jobs come up, the driller should call his crew together as soon as possible in order to acquaint each crew member with the procedures that are to be used in order to do this job safety and efficiently. Other suitable times for these meetings are when first coming on tour at the beginning of a new week, before or after the rig is being greased, or while the men are eating lunch. A very good time to hold a safety meeting is when all three crews are together when rigging up or tearing down.
The very next time that your crew has a safety meeting, try one of the following subjects: