Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is our first priority. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees, subcontractors and the public. Dufferin Construction has an established Health, Safety and Environmental Department whose objective is to provide support in all aspects of health and safety related to field and administrative operations. Our Health and Safety program also includes the annual training of over 500 employees on critical health and safety topics.
Our Health and Safety program includes 19 block elements that encompass a wide range of safety issues. Ongoing training, communication and safety reviews are part of our comprehensive safety regime. The OHS management system provides risk assessment, safe work procedures and the implementation of a job observation program.
Our employees have, over the years, participated in industry safety programs and have shared best practices with members of various construction associations. This participation and strong commitment at every level in our organization has allowed us to champion and positively influence the awareness and the critical importance of Health and Safety to the Canadian construction industry.
Dufferin Construction was awarded the Canadian Construction Association’s National Safety Award for 2005 for the implementation of a comprehensive 23-point occupational health and safety program, and for the achievement of a lost-time injury rate of one in 1.5 million man hours worked.