This process defines a framework for Contractor Health, Environment and Safety Management and applies to all contractors working within the operational control of Joint Operations.
A contractor is defined as any company or individual that is under contract or sub-contract that performs work or provides services to or for JO.

Operational Control

Contractor employees working on JO premises are within JO operational control. JO premises are locations, equipment, activities, or projects that are owned, operated, leased, or controlled through rights secured by Joint Operations. The JO Operational Control document provides description of the interpretation of “operational control” within the context of OE processes for Joint Operations.


For the purpose of this CHESM process, sub-contractors are considered part of the contractor workforce; therefore, this process does apply to sub-contractors. However, it is the responsibility of the main contractors to ensure that their sub-contractors meet the JO process requirements.

Contractors Not Covered by the CHESM Process

This process is not intended to be applied for personal service contractors (one-person contractor firms or individuals directly contracted by JO). Other contractors are not covered by the CHESM process if, following an evaluation conducted by the JO HES Representative and JO Contract/Supply Chain Manager and based upon their contract approved services, they meet all of the following:

criteria: low risk, do not perform physical or safety sensitive work, are in JO operational control less than seven days per year, and are accompanied by JO employees when under operational control.
This coverage will be re-evaluated if there are any changes in the contract approved services. JO shall determine the HES process and procedures applied to personal service and other contractors not
covered by the CHESM process.

Risk-Based Approach

his process applies to all contractors within JO operational control; however, resource allocation for process implementation and management should be prioritized to those contractors performing high- and medium-risk work for JO. Some procedures within this process are designed for contractors performing high- or medium-risk work and are not required for contractors performing low-risk work.

 Details about the applicability of each procedure are provided in the procedure documents. The risk classification of work associated with the individual contract shall be determined by JO using the CHESM Risk Classification of Work Associated with Contracts matrix. The following should be considered when classifying the risk associated with a contract or similar contracts:
  • Potential consequence or impact
  • Type/Nature of the work to be performed
  • Location of the work to be performed
  • Type/Nature of workplace hazards or impact
  • Likelihood
  • Duration of the work to be performed
  • Frequency/quantity of use of contractor
  • Contractor’s experience and expertise in performing similar type work
  • Potential for exposure to worksite hazards
  • Potential for the contractor performing the work to expose themselves, other contractors, or Company employees to hazards
  • Prior experience

OE Expectations Met

This process meets OE Expectations Element 6: Third-Party Services, which is listed below: Systematically improve Third-Party Service performance through conformance to Operational Excellence.
  • A process is in place to ensure that third-party service suppliers perform to safety, health, environment and reliability requirements consistent with those required of company employees when
     working on company property and when providing services for the company off company property in operational control.
  • A Contractor Safety Management (CSM) process is in place that clearly establishes accountabilities to include:
    • Identification of company contract “owners” (or man¬¨agement sponsors) accountable for each contract.
    • Active engagement of contractors in implementing and improving the CSM program.
    • A contractor qualification and selection process which addresses safety performance.
    • Pre-job work reviews and actions during work to verify scope of work, reinforce expectations and monitor compliance to requirements.
    • Periodic evaluation of contractor safety performance and assessment of the CSM program.

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