Safety and responsible citizenship are integral to the culture at Solaris. We care about the communities where we operate, and we strive to help our customers operate safer and more efficiently. We expect all our employees and subcontractors to comply with all federal, state and local regulations, adhere to best practice standards, and embody our corporate values of teamwork, accountability, safety, integrity, transparency and efficiency. 

Solaris’ Wellsite Solutions Safety Benefits

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1. Enhanced Silica Dust Control

Solaris’ Proppant Systems are designed to reduce airborne silica dust. The system has several dust collection elements, most notably built-in dust collection units at the top of each silo that collect silica dust created in the sand-loading process. We have engineering controls throughout the following processes:

  • Sand Loading Process
  • Delivery to the Blender
  • Automation

2. Fewer Personnel Enabled by Automation

Solaris systems are integrated and use a single point of control, meaning it only takes one person to run the entire system. AutoHopperTM and AutoBlendTM further reduce headcount and movement required on the wellsite by automating on-site operations.

3. 100% Electric Fleet

Our Proppant and Fluid Management Systems and AutoBlendTM are all electric and do not rely on hydraulics. By eliminating the need for hydraulic fluids, the wellsite is made safer by avoiding drips and spills.
Our systems are also capable of sourcing power from the same generation source used by the growing number of e-fleets.

4. Reduced Proppant Spillage, Losses, and Disposal

Our Proppant Systems’ adjustable belts allow for accurate proppant delivery into the blender. This promotes clean wellsites before, during and after a job is complete thereby reducing potential cleanup costs and waste disposal.

5. Wellsite Visibility

Solaris’ systems have built-in LED lights on the tops and bottoms of each silo. This overhead lighting provides enhanced lighting on the wellsite, which creates safer nighttime working conditions and reduces the need for another diesel-powered light plant.

6. Traffic Flow & Accessibility

The reduced footprint of our systems allows for better traffic flow on wellsites. This means that more sand trucks can offload in parallel, but also allows more space for other vehicle traffic to move around in a safer manner.

Safety and Training Program

Safe Mile Campaign

We regularly monitor and track performance data from our fleet of light duty trucks used by our field services personnel, including speeding, seat belt use, braking habits, degree of corner turns and acceleration to identify risky behaviors by drivers. Once identified, we take corrective action through training and/or disciplinary action. We share safety and performance data with field supervisors and incorporating safe driving practices into our safety training and reminders. We also placed a “Make Your Next Mile a Safe Mile” sticker above each of our light duty vehicles’ driver side door handle to remind our employees that safety on the road should be a top priority. 

Regular Job Safety Analysis Checklists

We’ve developed standard operating and safety procedures for the tasks we train our employees to perform. Compliance with these safety procedures is a primary focus of our operations. 

Regular safety bulletins 

The Solaris Health, Safety and Environment department sends out regular safety bulletins to remind employees about the importance of safety and providing helpful information on how to stay safe. Topics range anywhere from tips on avoiding driving infractions to being aware of seasonal risks such as increased traffic during back to school season.

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Training Tracker

We take Safety Training very seriously and regularly require our employees to take interactive training courses. In 2020, Solaris employees completed 4,423 hours of health and safety training. We offered 16 different HSE training courses, and each learner spent an average of 24 hours completing the courses.

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Safety Metrics

TRIR

In 2020, Solaris employees worked a total of 389,019 hours. Our company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), defined as the number of incidents per 200,000 hours worked, was 1.03.

Fatality Rate

Solaris’ fatality rate, measured as the number of fatalities per 200,000 hours worked, was zero in 2020, identical to previous years. Likewise, the fatality rate for contractors was zero in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

LTIR

In 2020, Solaris’ Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) was 0 incidents per 200,000 hours worked, the lowest in our company’s recordable history and demonstrating the success of our continued focus on safety and training.

RVIR

Solaris has reduced our Recordable Vehicle Incident Rate (RVIR) by 100% from 2019 to 2020 to 0 due to our continued focus on safety and training.

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