FMI has built a culture of employee engagement and participation in all business initiatives that affect worker health and safety. Worker safety has become a core component of our company’s values and beliefs. Consequently, we devote the resources and means necessary to ensure the health and welfare of our workers, supervisors, managers, sub-contractors and visitors on all our project sites and office and shop facilities.
FMI approaches worker health and safety as a team oriented responsibility. It is acknowledged that senior managers are ultimately responsible for creating safe work sites. But management also realizes that the goal of ensuring workers leave the work site injury-free, healthy and in a positive state of mind at the end of each shift requires a team effort. This team approach enhances worker safety, project efficiency and generates a healthy work place. The end result is a successful project completed on time and within budget.
Among the primary elements incorporated in FMI’s safety management system are the following:
- High level and on-the-ground risk assessment and control processes
- Certificate of Recognition (COR) status in four western provinces
- A progressive ‘recovery at work’ system that incorporates advanced physiotherapy diagnosis and treatment for injured workers
- Leadership competency assessment and training
- Ergonomic risk assessment and controls
- OHS monthly scorecard which tracks and reports on leading and lagging performance indicators
- Training needs analysis and delivery system for employees at all levels.