Texas Frac of Saint Jo, Texas, has marked two years without a lost time accident, according to a press release from the operation’s parent organization, FLASH Family of Companies.
The production facility in the Antlers Formation includes a mining operation to access the beach sand deposits ranging from just under the soil to depths of more than 50 ft., according to the Gainesville Register. The sand is relatively clean, round and fine, making it ideal for fracking oil wells in addition to other industrial sand applications. Once the material is mined, the plant washes, dries and screens it to customer specifications.
Texas Frac hired a former MSHA inspector as its environmental health and safety manager responsible for keeping the site and all personnel compliant with MSHA regulations.
The plant completes daily safety inspections before each shift, equipment safety exams, monthly safety meetings, site safety inspections, annual retraining, and of course, MSHA visits twice per year, according to the release.
“All safety programs depend on the commitment and the culture of the workforce,” Director of Mining Keith Stultz said in the release. “We are fortunate to have a great group of employees who view safety as an integral part of their job. It is not a barrier to their jobs but a part of it. We stress this from the time a new employee walks in the door and reinforce it throughout their career with us. Our success is because of our employees.”