Health, Safety, & Environmental - HSE

At IRISNDT we are dedicated to growing and operating our business in a responsible and transparent manner that is safe, socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.

our HSE Management System

We know that sound HSE practices will not only serve to protect personnel from injury, but it will also significantly affect our bottom line.

Safety isn’t just our highest priority; it’s a core value that ensures the safety and well-being of workers, protects the environment, and safeguards our reputation.

Our HSE Management System (HSE-MS) consists of:

    • A Safety Manual; and
    • A Radiation Safety Manual*

* Developed in-house based on regulatory authority regulations, our radioisotope license requirements, and our own extensive experience with radiation safety issues.

Key Components of HSE-MS

Our HSE-MS meets or is in alignment with ISO standards such as ISO 14001, and ISO 45001. Key components include risk assessments, emergency response plans, safety training, incident reporting and the continuous evaluation of safety performance. Rigorous safety protocols are implemented at every stage of work conducted.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation

One of the cornerstones of an effective HSE-MS is the identification and assessment of potential risks. This involves a systematic analysis of each phase of the operation to pinpoint potential hazards. Once identified, robust mitigation strategies are put in place to minimize or eliminate these risks, ensuring a proactive approach to safety.

Emergency Response Planning

Given the nature of the industry, having a well-defined emergency response plan is critical. In the event of an incident, whether it be a vehicle accident, flood, or any other emergency, a structured plan ensures that all personnel are well-prepared to respond swiftly and effectively. Regular drills and simulations are conducted to test the efficiency of these plans and refine them as needed.

HSE Training and Awareness

Investing in HSE training for all personnel is vital in fostering a culture of safety. From new hires to seasoned professionals, everyone must be aware of the specific risks associated with their tasks and equipped with the knowledge to mitigate these risks. Regular safety briefings, workshops, and updates on industry best practices contribute to a workforce that is not only skilled but safety conscious.

Continuous Improvement

An effective HSE-MS is not static; it evolves with the industry and learns from experiences. Regular audits (internal and external), incident investigations, and feedback mechanisms contribute to a culture of continuous improvement. Analyzing near misses and incidents helps improve safety protocols, ensuring that IRISNDT remains at the forefront of safety standards.

An HSE-MS doesn’t just help with meeting regulatory requirements; it’s a commitment to the safety and well-being of the workforce and protection of the environment. Having safety as a value we can sustain a safe and productive operation while ensuring the health of our employees while building a legacy of excellence in HSE management.


Our HSE-MS is reviewed and updated annually to expand its scope where necessary and maintain its effectiveness.

IRISNDT also provides radiation and general safety seminars for our customer’s employees, if desired.  Educating workers and customers on the importance of establishing and maintaining an effective safety radiation program is yet another way IRISNDT works towards minimizing incidents.

Our HSE-MS 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 actively participates in industry associations for the purposes of sharing and incorporating best practices; some examples include:

United States

Membership in the National Safety Council, Oklahoma Safety Council, and Houston Area Safety Council.


Member of Energy Safety Canada and participated in industry recommended practice (IRP 16) group promoting Basic Safety Awareness Training, The Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Regional Orientation Program in-house, and the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA). Participates in Certification of Recognition (COR) program with Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), and voluntary Partners in Injury Reduction program.