At Golder, our approach to Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) has been developed and refined with a desire to continually improve. In recognition of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, an annual program that promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally, Golder is recognizing the outstanding commitment of our employees to work safely in every location and situation.
Through an environment of trust, teamwork, and shared ownership, Golder believes that all employees can be leaders in the area of HSSE, regardless of position or seniority. This is evident through the daily practices of our employees at every level:
- Individuals and teams that advance exceptional HSSE planning and execution, effectively respond to unexpected situations, and care for the future of Golder are celebrated through our annual CEO HSSE Awards and quarterly regional HSSE awards where recipients are selected from hundreds of commendations. From large, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams with multiple stakeholders and no reportable injuries during 5,480 project hours, to an individual team leader who took on the responsibility to train new field staff and help them understand and control the risks in their environment, our myriad award recipients are recognized because they exemplify caring, personal bravery and HSSE leadership.
- Partners and senior leaders commit to leading HSSE by visiting field projects, actively engaging in leadership moments on our project sites and in our offices and sharing their learnings throughout our community.
- Project teams are particularly focused on our six identified Fatal Risk Controls (FRC) for driving, working at heights, working around heavy and mobile equipment, working around suspended loads, acutely hazardous substances/atmospheres and ground stability. FRC were developed so that we pay attention to the risks that can have fatal or life-changing consequences. It is our passionate intent, through creating a robust and interdependent health and safety culture, to protect and save lives.
- Golder employees around the globe are empowered to demonstrate safety leadership by sharing Learnings in order to expand experience and improve decision making in the area of HSSE. In fact, every six minutes someone on the Golder team enters a learning into our database, and it is standard practice to begin our days and meetings discussing important safety topics.
At Golder we know that our workplace is safer because our employees have shared more than 60,000 Learnings in the past 3 years. In this culture of caring, our colleagues and our clients benefit from our collective experiences. This is even more relevant as our employees return to work, with extra safety precautions, to provide essential services to clients during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
On this World Day for Safety and Health at Work — whether from the field, home, or office — our work continues, and our employees remain committed to Golder’s #worksafehomesafe practices every day.