To ensure the continued success of our program we have a health and safety committee that contains representation from our executive, management and front-line personnel. This committee monitors and reviews all incidents and accident reports, orients new internal employees, monitors our site for any safety concerns and completes annual audits of our program through the use of an external auditor.

For our employees on client sites, each individual reviews and signs off on our health and safety policy. In addition to this, if a site specific orientation is needed a BOWEN employee will complete this prior to the candidates start date. Finally, all sites where a BOWEN employee , whether a temporary hire or contract payroll, will undergo a safety inspection. This is done to ensure we’re knowledgeable about the working environment and that we can adequately prepare our employee for the site.

Although it is the intention of health and safety programs to prevent on-the-job accidents, they do occur. In the instance that a BOWEN employee is involved in an incident, BOWEN has a 24 hour emergency line that is monitored by members of our senior management team. After the incident BOWEN will complete an accident investigation, with the support of our client, to determine recommendations for corrective action(s).

The following list highlights the core policies of our health and safety program:

  • Health and safety
  • Accident investigation
  • Driving and transportation
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Emergency procedures
  • First aid services and equipment
  • General safe work procedures
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety training
  • Training
  • Safety inspection
  • Safe work practices
  • Reporting unsafe working conditions
  • Violence and harassment
  • Working alone