Health and Safety in the Workplace
East Lake is committed to the health and safety of all employees, contractors, clients, and the public. The ultimate goal of our health and safety policy is to have an incident free environment and protection from loss. All employees of East Lake are responsible for ensuring that the safety program is continually updated and maintained. Employees at every level are responsible and accountable for our overall safety initiatives. We take responsibility in upholding this commitment by:
- Complying with applicable health, safety & environmental law including the Alberta OHS Act, Regulations and Code, government regulations, industry standards, and our own policies.
- Exercising sound judgment and common sense when undertaking any work related tasks.
- Making safety considerations an integral part of our planning process.
- Remaining sensitive to the concerns of the public.
- Identifying and mitigating the adverse impacts of our operations on the environment in keeping with good environmental and business practices.
- Responding to safety concerns in a prompt and efficient manner.
- Committing sufficient resources to ensure that our employees are fully informed of their responsibilities and are trained in safety while performing their duties.
- Taking an active approach to understanding any potential health, safety or environmental issues that may pertain to work undertaken as an employee or contractor of East Lake.
We are in current and up to date standing with Alberta WCB (Worker’s Compensation Board). Furthermore, our WCB premium rates are consistently below industry rates for our industry code.
East Lake is a CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) to CSA Standard 47.1 certified Fabrication Shop. As such we are required to adhere to the CWB’s stringent requirements with respect to weld procedures and properly trained personnel. We believe that having properly trained and certified personnel is essential in providing quality products to our customers.