Environmental Health and Safety
The health and safety of our employees and the protection of the environment in all aspects of our operations is paramount. TIERRA is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. The management and employees are dedicated to the corporate objective of reducing risk, hazards and injury.
Tierra's management ensures that all employees receive the best possible training for their work functions and ensure that such functions are carried in a health, safety and environmental competence.
Field supervisors are held accountable for the health and safety of employees under their supervision and ensure that employees carry out their work in a safe environment and in compliance with established safe work and environmental practices and procedures.
Employees have a duty and a responsibility to conduct their activities in a manner that ensures all company and legislative health, safety and environmental regulations and policies are followed and comply with on a daily basis.
Safety is TIERRA's number one commitment. Filed supervisors and workers receive the rigorous training is safety. All employees are required to receive WHIMIS, First Aid, Defensive Driving and other safety training to ensure that their work functions are completed in a safe manner. As part of their safe practices, all employees are required to complete daily job hazards forms and daily vehicle inspection forms. These forms are completed electronically and are monitored daily to ensure that the workers perform their tasks in a safe and healthy environment.
Environmental Safety & Health Policy
New Products and services:
When new products and services are considered, product Data Sheets are reviewed prior to the initial purchase and introduction to the field. If required, a process is developed and introduced to ensure that the manufacturer's guidelines and any environmental concerns are taken into account. The Tierra safety coordinator completes the hazardous materials sheet for each product and provides copies to the field staff for information and where required the manufacture's guidelines are implemented.
Paint in aerosol cans is the only hazardous product used by TIERRA staff. To ensure that the staff members follow safe handling procedures, the MSDS sheets for paint are reviewed by all staff as part of the in-house safety training. Used aerosol paint cans are punctured, and drained of excess paint, then recycled in accordance with provincial legislation.