One of the keys to implementing structural controls that guarantee continual improvement is a comprehensive management system. Health, safety, and environmental management systems have historically been separate from main-stay processes of a company. This distinction may hinder full implementation of the system because operations personnel do not consider HSE to be integral to their function.

The Halliburton Management System is an integrated management system that provides a structure covering HSE and Quality within the framework of each activity. Elements of the E&P Forum, ISO 9000, and ISO 14001 provided the framework for development of this management system. Processes are mapped within HMS and HSE risks are identified within the processes, with appropriate controls or countermeasures established. Competencies are easily identified and managed through this process focus. Feedback is captured with the Correction Prevention Improvement system and appropriate changes to the processes can be made.

HMS is designed to focus on performance rather than compliance. By focusing on the process as a whole we keep our purpose, as defined in the mission statement, within sight. This paper will describe how the HMS was developed, and will serve as a guide to those interested in furthering their organization's process improvements and HSE performance.

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