“We demonstrate our safety values by our actions every day. This ensures that everyone goes home just the way they came to work—safe and injury-free.”
—Freeport LNG’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Manager
Safety Is Always First
At Freeport LNG, our top priority is to ensure our employees and visitors return home safely. Safety extends beyond our walls: protecting the people and environment around our facility is equally crucial.
Fostering Safe Working Habits
Freeport LNG has maintained an excellent safety track record over the years. Our employees are trained to conduct thorough inspections before performing tasks. They are also trained in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) and commit to our Behavior-Based Safety Program and SafeStart/SafeTrack training. We always strive for "zero” accidents and incidents so that our people, environment and assets remain unharmed.
Facility and Environmental Safety
Freeport LNG's facilities feature state-of-the-art technology designed to address safety and environmental issues. High-efficiency equipment is installed to reduce air emissions during operations, and construction materials are optimized to ensure a reduced risk of hydrocarbon spills.
Emergency plans for Freeport LNG are consistent with the active plans for the Brazoria County Department of Emergency Management and the Local Emergency Planning Commission.
The area-wide Community Awareness Emergency Response Group (CAER) has comprehensive plans for incidents involving the Brazoria County petrochemical complexes. Freeport LNG is an active and participating member of the CAER Group and utilizes a consistent approach to activate and notify stakeholders in an emergency.
Port Freeport has instituted rules governing hurricane preparedness and Freeport LNG has fully complied with them. Freeport LNG's gas pretreatment, liquefaction and marine facilities are designed to withstand a 100-year storm. In addition, a storm protection levee (SPL) has been constructed across the entire site’s south side as an extension to the existing Velasco Drainage District SPL. It provides protection to site facilities from wave action associated with a storm surge.
Emergency Response Team
Freeport LNG’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) is trained to utilize the latest techniques and equipment available to emergency responders. It is prepared to handle all types of emergencies in the safest, most effective way possible. This applies to the areas of High Angle Rescue & Confined Spaces. The ERT is also trained in Medical Services, First Aid and CPR & AED.
Freeport LNG has prepared an emergency response booklet that explains what residents, workers and visitors in the area immediately surrounding our terminal should know in an emergency. You can download the booklet here.