BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is committed to the health and safety of our employees and the public. Our goal is to minimize risks to the health, safety and welfare of all people who may be affected by our business operations. To facilitate this goal, BGC has developed a safety program for our employees, contractors and subcontractors that meets or exceeds all applicable safety regulations.
Safety and environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility.
We strive for safety and environmental excellence.
We seek to identify and mitigate the health, safety and environmental risks in our project work scopes and actions to prevent and minimize these risks
We are guided by practical wisdom and realize that every workplace situation can be unique and requires ongoing hazard assessment.
We seek first to understand, and then communicate with clarity.
BGC’s core purpose is to pioneer responsible solutions to complex earth science challenges. This includes reducing the environmental impact of industry sectors we work in by delivering high quality technical work and operating with sound environmental practices. BGC will adhere to all applicable regulation, guidelines and client requirements with respect to the protection of the environment.
Health, safety and the environment is considered an integral part of BGC’s operations. BGC’s Management Team and Health and Safety Committee provide leadership and allocate safety and environment resources to all BGC staff.
BGC employees are trained to identify potential workplace hazards and implement appropriate controls to mitigate these hazards. BGC’s hazard assessment process primarily consists of the preparation of, discussion and implementation of the site-specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) at the beginning of the project. Hazards and controls are reviewed and discussed at Kickoff Safety Meetings and Daily Toolbox (or tailgate) Safety Meetings.
BGC has developed over 60 Safe Work Guidelines (SWG’s) for typical BGC tasks such as ground disturbance, pipeline inspections and drilling operations. Each SWG outlines critical hazards, risks and controls, training requirements, equipment and PPE, general safety procedures and applicable legislation for the task.
On many occasions, BGC has assumed the “Prime Contractor” role responsible for health and safety of the project. BGC is committed to conducting business with contractors who have a sound safety performance record. Contractors retained by BGC must have their own safety program tailored to the work they do that meets the requirements of the BGC safety program. Contractors are evaluated in a pre-qualification process.
BGC staff are required to report all accidents, incidents and near misses accurately and in a timely manner to the BGC H&S Coordinator and their Project Manager. In addition, BGC encourages staff to recognize and report hazardous work conditions to minimize their exposure to potential incidents and near hit scenarios. Incidents are investigated to determine the root cause of the accident or incident to prevent a recurrence. Lessons learned from accidents, incidents and near misses are communicated to all BGC staff at monthly H&S meetings.
BGC provides safety related training necessary to ensure work is being performed safely and competently. Employees participate in new employee safety orientations, job and client specific training, and task and trade-specific training including:
BGC maintains a Certificate of Recognition (COR) in the provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia, and BGC is Gold Shovel Standard Certified.
BGC is currently registered with several compliance networks. These networks assist with maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information for our clients. BGC is registered with the following compliance networks.
BGC maintains worker’s compensation accounts in many jurisdictions. Below are the BGC’s Worker’s Compensation Board (WCB) and Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) accounts for each province.
The primary goal of BGC’s H&S Program is to minimize risks to the health, safety and welfare of all people who may be affected by our business operations. BGC’s H&S program provides the framework for BGC staff to complete high quality technical work in a safe manner with minimal impact to the surrounding environment.