INKAS® Group of Companies is vitally interested in the health and safety of its employees. Protection of employees from injury or occupational disease is a major continuing objective. We are making every effort to provide a safe, healthy work environment. All supervisors and workers are dedicated to the continuing objective of reducing the risk of injury. INKAS® Group of Companies is ultimately responsible for worker health and safety, and will take every reasonable precaution possible for the protection of its employees.
We are committed to promoting a safe and healthy workplace for all employees, contractors, customers and visitors. In pursuit of our commitment, INKAS® Group of Companies will develop, implement and enforce such policies and procedures that promote and provide a healthier, safer work environment. We understand the importance of safety to the well-being and productivity of our employees, and strive to safeguard the workplace from injury and malfeasance through dereliction of duty towards safety.
INKAS® Group of Companies will act in compliance with all applicable workplace health and safety legislation.
INKAS® Group of Companies encourages open communication on health and safety issues. It is essential to providing an injury-free and productive work environment.
- Employees that voice or identify a health and safety concern will not be subject to retaliation.
- Health and safety comments will be reviewed by Human Resources. The Human Resources team will initiate an investigation on each reported and/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.
BOARD MEMBERS AND EXECUTIVES/EMPLOYERS
- These company officials are responsible for supplying an effective strategy that can manage the occupational health and safety concerns of INKAS® Group of Companies.
- They must ensure that resources are allocated and governed properly to achieve the health and safety requirements of employees and that their policies comply with INKAS® Group of Companies’ legal obligations.
- Foster a workplace culture of safety with appropriate leadership.
- Review the policies’ efficacy on an annual basis and revise where necessary.
- Providing the committee with a copy of all orders or reports issued to the employer by a Ministry of Labour Inspector informing the committee of any work-related incidents involving injury, death, or occupational illness.
- Assist in developing, implementing, and enforcing INKAS® Group of Companies policies and procedures.
- Continually promote health and safety awareness through instruction, information, training, and supervision to ensure the safe performance of employees.
- Utilize 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.
- 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.
- Liaison 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/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/state.
- Design and develop company policies and procedures on workplace safety and health issues.
- Review injury and illness trends, and identify problem areas and solutions.
- Responsible for compliance with occupational health and safety policies and procedures.
- Must notify managers of any health and safety concerns, so that they may be dealt with promptly.
- Every employee must protect his or her own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and with 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.
ALL STAFF ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING
- Completion of required occupational health and safety training.
- Performance of their duties in a manner conducive to a safe workplace, following all safety practices and procedures.
- Reporting of any incident, injury or hazard as outlined in procedures.
- Report any acts of violence or harassment in the workplace.
- Promoting a hazard-free workplace.
- Learning the posted Emergency Plan detailing their facilities procedures pertaining to: Fire, Weather, or Medical Emergency.