Health and Safety
We are committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace where a strong safety culture is instilled at every level of the organization.
Our aim is to preserve everyone’s physical integrity through the implementation of our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) standards. These include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluating workplace hazards and risks and designing appropriate administrative and engineering controls to eliminate them.
- Identifying emergency situations that may occur due to natural and man-made disasters and establishing response plans that minimize impact to our people and assets. These plans include investing in fire suppression equipment, chemical spills containment equipment, first aid equipment, etc.
- Implementing industrial hygiene programs to minimize our employees’ exposure to chemical, biological, and other harmful agents. This includes encouraging employees to monitor their health, the provision of protective equipment and the evaluation of alternative technologies and materials
- Educating employees on health and safety topics, training employees on how to deal with hazards and risks that cannot be eliminated at the workplace, and teaching them the steps to take when emergencies occur.
Safety 900 is designed to continuously improve our workplace environment and reduce workplace accidents to a zero tolerance level, while meeting regulatory and customer demands. The program consists of self-assessment tools developed to review, evaluate, scrutinize and improve every aspect of health and safety requirements. Safety 900 looks at how employees at all levels can contribute positively to an improved safety culture.
This is done through a comprehensive audit where sites are audited on a standard scorecard with a maximum attainable score of 900 points.
Safety 900 Assessment Process
The process requires the site to complete a self-assessment form within four weeks of receipt, at which time it will send the completed form and action plans back to the regional CSER lead. The CSER lead will then make his/her own assessment and provide feedback to the site. The site will be given a score along with a target to be completed by the coming year.
Benefits of the Safety 900 program
Benefits of the Safety 900 program include: reduced accidents; increased managerial involvement in day-to-day operations; increased worker involvement, inclusion and motivation; improved organizational understanding of Health and Safety issues; improved regulatory compliance; improved CSER compliance; improved employees’ understanding of customer requirements; and improved internal and external reporting.