Accountability is what is written in the job descriptions or as defined in federal, provincial and municipal regulations. On its own just being accountable is not enough to eliminate all injury. What is needed is “Ownership by the individual” or what could also be called being responsible.
- Whenever you feel unsafe or even unsure if you are safe or not – stop and speak up.
- If you see someone or something unsafe take action by speaking up either to the person/s concerned or their supervisor – Don’t Walk By.
- Please report any unsafe situation or circumstance you see, even if you have been able to rectify it at the time.
- Use the relevant channels for reporting safety issues, near misses and general issues and encourage others to do the same.
- Look out for any of your workmates who seem distracted or tired/unwell, and take care of them.
- If someone talks to you about your safety, no matter who they are or how they speak, don’t react in a negative way, hear their concerns.
We will succeed by understanding, accepting and executing our safety obligations in a consistent fashion. It is imperative that all parties consider health, safety and the environment in how they work every day. Commitment to the elimination of all worker injury their health, and the environment will
form an integral part of how we organize ourselves from the senior executive to the workers concerned.
If we are to eliminate all injury then health and safety in the workplace must become everyone’s responsibility. All parties involved, from the owner of the project, constructor of the project, to senior management and officers and directors of the employer on down to the project management and production crews have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety and health of all employees, subcontractors and the public.
Everyone working on our projects are encouraged to report any unsafe or harmful conditions whilst at work and have the work stopped or remedied without delay. Whenever a person observes what appears to be an unsafe or harmful condition or act the person must speak out and have the work stopped or report it as soon as possible to a supervisor or to the employer, and the person receiving the report must investigate the reported unsafe condition or act and must ensure that any necessary corrective action is taken without delay.
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