West Vinci is vitally interested in the health and safety of its employees. Protection of employees from injury or occupational disease is a major continuing objective. West Vinci Inc will make every effort to provide a safe and healthy work environment. All supervisors and workers must be dedicated to the continuing objective of reducing risk of injury. West Vinci is ultimately responsible for worker health & safety, and will take every possible reasonable precaution for the protection of our employees.
West Vinci is committed to promoting a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, contractors, customers, and visitors. In pursuit of our commitment, West Vinci Inc will develop, implement, and enforce such policies and procedures as promote and provide a healthier, safer work environment. West Vinci Inc understands the importance of safety to the well-being and productivity of its people, plus strives to safeguard the workplace from injury and malfeasance arising from dereliction of duty towards safety.
West Vinci Inc will act in compliance with all applicable local, federal, and provincial workplace health and safety legislation.
Board Members and Executives:
• Supply an effective strategy that can manage the occupational health and safety concerns of West Vinci Inc.
• Ensure that resources are allocated and governed properly to achieve the health and safety requirements of employees, and that their policies comply with West Vinci’s legal obligations.
• Foster a workplace culture of safety with appropriate leadership.
• Review the policies’ efficacy on an annual basis, and revise where necessary.
• Assist in developing, implementing, and enforcing West Vinci policies and procedures.
• Continually promote health and safety awareness with instruction, information, training, and supervision to ensure the safe performance of employees.
• Use the process of hazard identification, risk management, and incident investigation.
• Perform occupational health and safety inspections of the workplace to identify and control any and all hazards to employees.
• Be accountable for the health and safety of workers under their supervision.
• Ensure that machinery and equipment are safe and that employees work in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures.
• Ensure that employees receive adequate training in their specific work tasks to protect their health and safety.
• Conduct health and safety meetings.
• Liaise with government agencies to ensure workplace health and safety compliance.
• Act as an advisor to management on safety and health policy issues.
• Coordinate health and safety inspections, and follow up to ensure the completion of necessary corrective actions.
• Develop best practices.
• Design and develop accident and incident reports and investigation procedures.
• Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of health and safety regulations as mandated locally, federally, or by the province or territory.
• Design and develop company policies and procedures on workplace safety and health issues.
• Review injury and illness trends, and identify problem areas and solutions.
Health and Safety Committee:
• Identify actual and potential hazards.
• Evaluate these hazards.
• Recommend corrective action.
• Follow up on implemented recommendations.
• Ensure health and safety education programs are established and maintained.
• Comply with occupational health and safety policies and procedures. • Notify managers of any health and safety concerns so that they may be dealt with promptly. • Protect their own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and safe work practices and procedures established by the company. • Use appropriate personal protective equipment as required. • Report unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions, without fear of reprisal, to their manager or Human Resources.
• Complete any and all required occupational health and safety training.
• Perform their duties in a manner conducive to a safe workplace, following all safety practices and procedures.
• Report any incident, injury, or hazard as outlined in procedures.
• Report any acts of violence or harassment in the workplace.
• Promote a hazard-free workplace.
• Learn the posted emergency plan detailing their facilities procedures pertaining to fire, weather, or medical emergency.
• West Vinci encourages open communication on health and safety issues; it is essential to providing an injury-free and productive work environment.
• Employees who voice or identify a health and safety concern will not be subject to retaliation.
• Health and safety comments will be reviewed by Human Resources. Human Resources will initiate an investigation on each reported or potential hazard.
• Employees are encouraged to inform their supervisor or Human Resources of any matter they perceive to be an actual or potential workplace hazard.
• Communication can be written or oral, and may be anonymous, if so desired.