IRISNDT is committed to a strong Health, Safety and Environmental Program that protects its employees, its property, its customers, the public and the environment. IRISNDT has designated Corporate Safety Officers, who are responsible for ensuring the highest standards of safety are maintained throughout our organization.
We know that sound safety practices will not only serve to protect personnel from injury, but it will significantly affect our bottom line. At IRISNDT, Safety is Priority #1. IRISNDT consistently promotes the ideal that all work can be done safely in a manner that reduces the risk of harm, injury and/or death.
Our general safety manual was built upon the recommendations of the Upstream Petroleum Industry Task Force On Safety (Basic Safety Program Guidelines) and our Radiation Safety Manual has been developed in-house based on regulatory authority regulations, our radioisotope licence requirements, and our own extensive experience with radiation safety issues. Our program is reviewed and updated annually to expand its scope where necessary and maintain its effectiveness.
Training is imperative to ensure all employees are aware of their responsibilities with regards to health and safety. IRISNDT trains its management and technicians in OH&S Legislation, regulatory authority regulations, WHMIS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Confined Space Entry, H2S Alive, Defensive Driving, Incident Investigation, Hazard Assessment, Fall Arrest Protection, First Aid, site inspections and audits, and Safety Program Auditing.
Our safety program includes elements such as:
- safe work practices and procedures
- equipment preventative maintenance
- incident reporting system
- on site safety audits/inspections
- safety program audit
- non-conformance system with follow-up
- emergency procedures
- joint worksite health and safety committee
- modified work program
- drug and alcohol policy
- waste management and the environment
- fitness for work
- training and motivation
IRISNDT can provide radiation and general safety seminars for our customer’s employees, if desired. Educating workers and clients in the importance of establishing and maintaining an effective safety program is yet another way IRISNDT works towards minimizing safety incidents.
As with our Quality Assurance program, the Safety Program receives the highest level of commitment from senior management. We are proud of our safety record, and maintain a position of good standing with all regulatory authorities.
IRISNDT is proud to subscribe to the following online registry services: ISNetworld, CanQual, Canadian HSE Registry. As well, we maintain annual memberships with the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), who is our Certifying Partner in the Certification of Recognition Program. Through ACSA we are a COR certified company.
IRISNDT is a member of the IRP 16 Registry through the Canadian Petroleum Safety Council. IR 16 promotes Basic Safety Awareness Training in industry. Additionally, IRISNDT offers the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Regional Orientation Program in-house. Our US operations have membership in the National Safety Council, Oklahoma Safety Council and Houston Area Safety Council.