Health & Safety

Health and Safety is our priority

Terratec’s commitment to health and safety and the environment is a top priority. We promote awareness and compliance of safe work practicesthrough our policies and our Environmental, Health and Safety Management System. Terratec strives for safety excellence through the monitoring and recognition of both leading (prevention) and lagging (outcome) indicators.

As an employer Terratec is responsible for worker health and safety. Commitment to health and safety is an essential part of our company which compliments our values of continuous improvement and error free operations. We continually strive to improve our Environmental, Health and Safety Management System and implement programs that promote safe work behaviours. Terratec’s Workplace Safety Committee is very active in ensuring our safety action items and goals are met. Our programs include but are not limited to:

  • Workers Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
  • Confined Space Entry and Rescue
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Fall Protection
  • Job Hazard Analysis, workplace inspections and other relevant training to address hazards encountered on our work sites.
  • Employee Healthy Solutions program

Terratec accomplishes its health and safety goals through an Environmental, Health and Safety Management System that incorporates all levels of management, employees, contractors and visitors; by identifying roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for everyone.

We also encourage regular exercise and a healthy living lifestyle through our Healthy Solutions Program as part of the American Water family. Our Healthy Solutions Program is designed specifically for employees. Employees may participate and earn credits by performing activities in their everyday lives such as walking, running, healthy eating and other physical and mental activities that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Goals

  • A healthy and safe working environment for our employees and customers.
  • A work environment that promotes safe work behaviours, strong communications, and company values such as honesty and integrity.
  • A work environment where safety is at the forefront of all designed processes.
  • A work environment that reinforces positive behaviours and actions.

Commitment to the Environment

Terratec recognizes environmental protection as one of its guiding principles and a key component of sound business practice. We contribute to the sustainability of the environment through responsible business practices that promote environmental stewardship. By ensuring compliance with environmental regulations we strive to protect the environment and public health. We are committed to minimizing the impacts of our operations and enhancing our sustainability performance in ways that are relevant to our business and important to the communities we serve. We are also committed to ensuring effective and efficient use of materials and natural resources, including energy, water, electricity and other resources.

Terratec Environmental Policy PDF [ADD LINK]