MATECO – Geotechnical and Environmental DRILLING


safe, reliable drilling

Medical monitoring

Each employee completes a yearly medical physical that includes a Physician’s Written Opinion to work at hazardous waste sites and to wear a respirator. This physical also includes a DOT physical card.

Daily Tailgate Safety Meetings includes Equipment Inspection

MATECO Drilling Company’s crew teams complete a Daily Safety Inspection Form prior to the operation of the equipment each day. This form asks very specific questions about the condition and safety of the equipment.


  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Trained
  • CPR Training and Certification
  • Trenching-Excavating and National Drilling
  • Association Drilling Safety Certified
  • Utility Clearances
  • Tailgate Safety Meeting Daily
  • Traffic Control Certificate
  • U.S. DOT Random Drug Screening
  • Site Audits
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • e (API) Qualified Personnel
  • Safety Leadership Team
  • Job Hazard Analysis

40-hour (HAZWOPER) training 29 CFR 1910.120

​Each employee that participates on projects at hazardous waste sites is required to complete an initial 40-hours of training as referenced by 29 CFR 1910.120 and the required 8-hour safety refresher. All this training is completed in-house by our certified staff and also includes First Aid and CPR.

employee orientation and training

Each new employee follows a specific orientation and training program. This orientation is based on the applicable OSHA Construction Standards and specific safety guidelines and procedures contained in the MATECO Safety Program manual.

in house substance abuse policy

Each employee is required to participate in our in-house program required by the Federal Motor Carrier Division. Each employee participates in a random selection draw managed by an outside source.


A word from our Corporate SAFETY officer

“I feel personally responsible for creating the environment so that MATECO staff can have what they need, both in equipment and knowledge to work safely. I will hear their words and respond to their requests.

Our culture allows our most inexperienced staff to approach our most senior staff when they are working in an unsafe manner or are at risk of being injured. As a senior safety member, I want my coworkers to watch out for me. I want to go home to my family, just like I want them to go home to theirs.

It is great to work for a company where safety culture is the top priority. Supervisors genuinely care about your safety on the job and are always available to communicate when a problem arises.”
Allan Howland
ASP, Corporate Safety Officer