IADC president Dr Lee Hunt presented a plaque to Farell Moughon, Pride International HSE manager, in recognition of his service as 2007-08 chairman of the IADC HSE Committee, on the opening day of the 2009 IADC Health, Safety, Environment & Training Conference on 3 February in Houston.
In accepting his award, Mr Moughon noted that finding ways to motivate and encourage rig personnel to overcome their fears – any kind of fear that could derail safety – is a perennial challenge. Fear can lead to unsafe conditions, which in turn can lead to incidents or high-potential near-misses. “It’s a continuous daily effort,” he said.
Farell Moughon, Pride, recognized for committee leadership
In probably what was a first at an IADC conference and certainly a rousing kick-off to the morning program, Mr Moughon accepted his award by taking his guitar and singing on stage. As an accomplished guitarist, he often puts new lyrics to familiar tunes to sing at safety meetings. At the HSE&T Conference, he took the familiar tune of Western song “Rawhide” and substituted its lyrics with an innovative rendition promoting safety and the use of the STOP program.
Due to copyright reasons, Drilling Contractor is unable to post a recording of Mr Moughon’s performance.