Our Approach to Safety
State Group’s safety mantra, “EVERYONE GOES HOME SAFE”, promotes a work environment where everyone takes responsibility for their safety and that of others. We are very proud of our award-winning safety performance in both the United States and in Canada.
We believe each customer and project is unique. We use our expertise to evaluate and mitigate risk factors to create safe work environments designed specifically for each project. We work with our customers to meet project timelines and budgets while keeping safety as a priority. We maintain our excellent safety record with the local labour and safety authorities. Our comprehensive safety management system is designed to ensure our workers adhere to the highest safety and quality standards.
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Our safety management system encompasses the following key elements:
Planning: At the onset of a project, we perform project hazard assessments, identify risks and implement control measures. During the project, we perform daily job safety analysis to enable us to identify new hazards that may arise and control them to ensure that work is done safely.
Training and development: We provide comprehensive training including orientation, job-specific training, toolbox talks, first aid training, training on the use of PPE. Our trained coordinators and supervisors are equipped to empower the workers and provide relevant guidance and supervision. We provide our customers with highly trained safety personnel, trained through our internal apprenticeship program, to preserve our culture and commitment to safety.
Safety Training Management System: We have a unique and proprietary Training Management System called “Training Tracker” which administers online training (including test) and provides certification/confirmation of test completion stamped with the date. It also tracks all health and safety training completed by the worker. To complement the Training Tracker, we have a mobile app that is used for on-site construction management of all personnel on a specific project. The mobile app simplifies the process for safety log-in. It also provides on-site information for each worker on the training he/she has received.
Communication: Our communication system ensures timely, proficient, organized, and appropriate responses, easy dissemination of information, collaboration and participation between all stakeholders across our sites.
Safety audits and monitoring: Our inspection, audit, and maintenance programs aided by our comprehensive reporting and records-keeping, enable monthly analysis to identify trends and determine the need for potential revisions to our programs and/or policies. In addition to this, management conducts an annual review of the system, goals and objectives, to ensure their relevance to evolving business needs and environment.
Continual Improvement: Our safety culture of continuous improvement allows us to incorporate industry best practices to ensure the safety of our employees and our clients. We also collect and analyze data from projects to improve our safety processes.
Safety Training Services:
- NCCER Certified to provide Operator Qualification (OQ) training
- Fit testing (quantitative and qualitative)
- Elevated work platforms
- Forklift (construction)
- Working at Heights
- St. John Ambulance First Aid
Emergency Rescue Services:
- Internal Confined Space Rescuers with equipment
- High-angle rescue
- MoH&LC Certified Advance Emergency Medical Care Assistant (Paramedic)
- Advance Medical First Responder
NMAPC Gold Star Zero Recordable Injury Awards 2017
NMAPC Certificate of Merit 2017
NMAPC Certificate of Merit 2017
ECAO R.H. Carroll Safety Award 2017
MCA Toronto – 2015 Award of Merit
Indiana Construction Association Gold Summit Zero Injury Pinnacle for 2009 – 2012
TransCanada Pipelines Contractor Safety Award of Excellence
General Motors, Oshawa, Low Frequency Award
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Zero Frequency Lost Time Injury Award (100,000 hours)
NMAPC Zero Injury Awards
1,039,105 manhours (2017)
1,001,157 manhours (2016)
981,146 manhours (2015)
965,566 manhours (2014)
950,299 manhours (2013)
856,000 manhours (2012)
817,000 manhours (2011)
791,000 manhours (2010)
502,000 manhours (2009)
Alcoa Warrick Operations – Certificate of Merit
136,715 manhours (2016)
119,625 manhours (2015)
105,319 manhours (2014)
91,758 manhours (2013)
78,055 manhours (2012)
59,784 manhours (2011)
Cardinal Safety Rules
- Be Fit for Work Physically & Mentally
- Follow Lock Out/Tag Out Requirements
- DO NOT Disable Safety Devices
- Follow Confined Space Requirements
- Follow Fall Protection/Prevention Requirements
- Stay Out of Harm’s Way
- Always Use Required PPE
- Report All Accidents/Incidents
- Communicate Changes to Supervisor
- Follow All Customer Requirements