Safety

Evergreen Energy is an industry leader in workplace safety, environmental preservation and social responsibility.  Demonstrating our commitment to safety – and not just talking about it — it is integral to our success.

We show our commitment to safety on every job.  Whether it’s in the office or in the field, we ensure the safest possible work environment for our employees, our suppliers, and our customers.  Further, our strong 24/7 safety culture supports and promotes a positive balance between work and life.

We go above the industry standard for health and safety in everything that we do, and are proud to have been recognized by the Alberta Construction Safety Association’s “Partners in Injury Reduction” program.

In addition to complying with stringent industry and legislative standards, we subscribe to both ISNetworld and Comply Works registries, meaning all of our safety records, policies and procedures, safe work practices, insurance, and registration compliance are openly and easily accessible to our clients and prospective clients as well.

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The bottom line is that everyone who works for us is in the habit of working safely so everyone returns home injury-free, each and every day. Working safely isn’t an option at Evergreen; it’s a condition of employment.

Evergreen Programs & Initiatives:

 

Mentorships and Regular Training

Employees have access to regular, on-going education and training with industry-specific programs designed to keep safety top-of-mind.  Through a formalized safety mentorship program, we train and evaluate new, inexperienced workers, as well as those who have been promoted to new positions.  We watch them on the job, as they work until we know they are competent and safe.

Our employees know how to identify and avoid potential hazards for themselves and the people around them, and every employee knows that he has the right — and obligation — to refuse work that he feels is unsafe.

Personal Safety Initiative

Our Personal Safety Initiative (PSI) program promotes workplace safety through a corrective actions database.  We regularly record employee interactions and evaluations through inspections and interviews. This detailed record-keeping helps managers identify, at-a-glance, any individual or corporate trends that require risk management, either by eliminating the hazard or controlling it.

Safe Driving Practices

Driving safely is integral to our operations and to worker safety. Our Safe Driver Program puts the emphasis on safety, rather than punishment.  We use GPS to continually track and monitor equipment and operators.  Driving violations are reported immediately to the senior management team via e-mail. Corrective action is also immediate.

Safety Equipment Inventory

We actively maintain an inventory of over 100 four-head gas monitors which are subject to daily bump tests, are recalibrated regularly, and when necessary, repaired promptly.

Modified Work Program

Temporarily disabled employees are able to return to work sooner through our Modified Work Program.  Returning to light-duty work minimizes employees’ loss of productivity and income while reducing  Worker Compensation Board costs.   We monitor employees’ performance during their light-duty periods for side effects and possible recurring injury, and we continue to watch their health for a few months after a physician has cleared them to resume regular duties.

Health & Safety Program

Our Health and Safety Program includes

  • Regular site inspections
  • Assigned responsibilities
  • Mentorship programs
  • Job specific safe work practices/procedures
  • Risk management through identification, evaluation and elimination or control
  • Trend and goal setting
  • GPS monitoring of vehicles and equipment, 24 hours-a-day
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Drug and Alcohol testing
  • Large inventory of readily-available safety equipment and monitors

 

You can download our Certificate of Recognition above, which was presented to us after an independent audit of our safety program by the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

 

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