Environmental Health & Safety
Heritage takes pride in its commitment to health and safety and has one of the best records in the industry. The objective of our health and safety plan is to control the chemical, physical and environmental hazards through proper planning, hazard recognition, evaluation, control and communication so that we have no accidents, spills or other incidents that could adversely affect our employees, the public or the environment. To make that happen, we require strict adherence to the standard health and safety manual by our personnel, subcontractors and visitors at Heritage project sites.
Our program fully complies with OSHA general industry and construction industry standards, with emphasis placed on OSHA’s “Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response” standard. Heritage’s Health and Safety Program is administered by the corporate health and safety manager who reports directly to the President.
Our program is implemented on a corporate-wide basis with health and safety plans prepared for every Heritage project. Unannounced inspections and audits are performed to determine compliance with each site-specific plan. The major elements of our program are: employee medical monitoring; employee health and safety training; site health and safety plan development; site inspections and audits; and near miss and safety observation follow-up and corrective action.