THE PURSUIT OF SAFETY EXCELLENCE
At The Crossing Group, the pursuit of occupational health and safety excellence goes beyond mere compliance. It is intrinsic in all we do, and embedded in our culture.
We firmly believe successful HS&E programs are not the product of a strictly top-down process and involve more than simply getting “buy-in”. While it begins at the executive level, success requires leadership at all levels of an organization – with direct input from the onsite workers who have the greater stake in coming home safely at the end of the day. For this reason, our stringent safety policies are championed by our leadership with the input from all employees.
HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL: THE HEART OF SAFETY
Our safety program is guided by our obligation to ourselves, our coworkers, our clients, the communities where we work, the public and everyone on our jobsites. To meet this obligation, we are committed to:
- Developing technical competence throughout our operations
- Maintaining comprehensive safety policies across all divisions
- Honing skills around safe work practices
- Diligently exercising all safety procedures at all times
- Empowering employees to be safety leaders creating safe environments for employees, customers and communities
- Understanding that effective safety is a continuous improvement process
THE CROSSING GROUP’S PROPRIETARY SAFETY STANDARDS
The Crossing Group has developed our industry leading safety standards based on proven best practices and consultation from outside industry experts. Consistent implementation of our safety standards has allowed us to achieve a Certificate of Recognition from the Government of Alberta and the Partnerships in Injury Reduction.
AN EVOLVING PROGRAM LED BY OUR SAFETY CHAMPIONS
Several of our supervisory personnel have been trained to national standards in Occupational Health and Safety. Working alongside our leadership and safety professionals, these “Safety Champions” play a critical role in the successful integration of safety activities into operational functions.
While we have implemented many of the industry’s most stringent policies and procedures, we know there is always more work to be done to achieve the ideal state to which we aspire. We are proud of the contributions and insights our people have made to get us to where we are today and we will continue to utilize our collective expertise to improve our systems for tomorrow. It is the right approach. The responsible approach. And it is an approach that sets us apart among our peers.