Our Commitment to Worker Safety
Safety is one of our core values, which means:
- We believe most incidents are preventable.
- We identify work hazards, reduce risks and follow our Safety Life Rules without question.
- We investigate incidents when they happen, identify root causes and share lessons learned to prevent reoccurrence.
CEPA Safety Culture Survey
One of the initiatives we have undertaken over the past few years is participation in the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Safety Culture Survey. PMC also took part in a CEPA facilitated roundtable discussion in 2016 to share findings and identify common areas for improvement.
We continue to work with CEPA to implement programs and processes to complement those findings. For example, we strengthened programs which allow leaders the opportunity to recognize employees for proactive safety behaviour.
Office Safety Week
PMC holds an annual Office Safety Week. The program was initiated by employees in our Calgary office who wanted to demonstrate solidarity with our field operations and our commitment to safety. It helps us take a fresh look at our surroundings and identify hazards to which we’ve become “blind.” Activities during Office Safety Week range from daily safety moments to individual and team workspace hazard identification inspections.
Safety Leader Award
These awards proactively recognize employees or contractors who set an excellent example as a Safety Leader to their colleagues through proactive, thoughtful and consistent safe behaviour. They are nominated by their peers or supervisors, and the value of the award is proportional to the safety leadership demonstrated by the individual.
Good Catch Awards
To help promote safe behaviours, we reward individuals who proactively identify and report a hazardous condition which could potentially prevent an incident. The value of the award is proportional to the risk associated with the hazard being mitigated as well as the impact of the learning across the business.