In an effort to meet our goals and objectives to provide a safe and healthful workplace for our employees and contractors, we have implemented the following as part of our safety management system:
- Hearing Conservation Program
- Respiratory Protection Program
- Workplace Violence Prevention and Awareness Training
- Ergonomics and Office Safety Training
In addition to the above, we provide our employees with a benefits package that includes a health and wellness feature. This is designed to encourage all employees to obtain annual wellness and fitness checks with their primary medical care provider.
Periodic noise dosimeter readings are performed and documented to ensure that our employees are not overexposed to excessive noise in their workplace. In those areas where the noise level is above the permissible exposure limit, we have posted the appropriate signage as required by OSHA standards. We also provide hearing protection in those areas and require employees to wear it as part of their individual personal protective equipment attire. Our HSE Department provides training regarding the proper use of personal protective equipment, and it is discussed at all pre-shift toolbox meetings.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM
Whenever necessary, employees are provided personal respirators for use during the course of their duties. Periodic monitoring of workplace air quality is conducted by an outside certified industrial hygienist to prevent the possibility of accidental exposure.
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS
As part of our safety meetings, we provide training regarding Workplace Violence Prevention and Awareness. This enables employees to become familiar with the basic, typical signs of trouble before it escalates.
ERGONOMICS AND OFFICE SAFETY
Our office and administrative staff have been provided with up-to-date office equipment and are required to attend training regularly regarding Ergonomics and Office Safety. Periodic inspections of the office areas are conducted to ensure that all personnel are working in an ergonomically safe manner.