Safety is a core value at Total-Western. Performing multi-disciplined industrial construction and maintenance services in petrochemical, power generation, and other industrial facilities places personnel in environments where failure to adhere to the most rigorous safety practices can have serious consequences. Total-Western understands that it is critical to implement, maintain and continuously improve a comprehensive and effective safety program to ensure the safety of all employees and to meet the expectations of every customer.
Total-Westerns’ safety program was created and designed to be effective in regularly changing conditions of complex facilities. All employees “buy into” the “all accidents are preventable” culture and put safety first in everything they do.
The following highlight some of the key building blocks of Total-Western’s safety program:
- Complete written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) supported by policies and detailed procedures.
- Management commitment, leadership, and participation
- Employee training, participation, and accountability (see PASS)
- Pre-job hazard analysis and safety planning for all new jobs
- Employees participate in daily safety meetings
- Job safety analysis (JSA) for daily tasks.
- Employees must use PASS for each task.
- Hot work project list to be completed on any job where spark, flame or ignition may be produced
- Lifting checklist to be completed prior to any crane operation
- Thorough investigations of incidents and near misses
- Corporate-wide feedback (Safety Flash) following incidents, documentation of corrective action, implementation and follow up.