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Safety & Health Policy

  • RESPONSIBILITY
Employees at all levels are responsible for safety and supported by management.
  • ENGAGEMENT
All employees will be encouraged to participate in site safety efforts; including safety teams, safety inspections, risk reporting and safety observations.
  • RISK MANAGEMENT
All sites will manage and address their risks based on a risk assessment process, prior to beginning work. Employees are empowered to stop any unsafe task and take the necessary steps with management to mitigate the hazards.
  • INCIDENT REPORTING & INVESTIGATION
All relevant incidents and accidents are to be reported and investigated, with appropriate corrective actions for follow-up and long-term prevention. Learnings will be shared across all businesses.
  • SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS
Safety performance and results will be shared freely across all businesses. Special achievements shall be recognized.
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
All sites are expected to implement annual safety programs to enhance safety performance year-over-year. Compliance with regulatory safety standards shall be considered the minimum expectation.
  • ORGANIZATION
Business areas and sites will have clearly defined safety roles and responsibilities to match their safety circumstances. All businesses must have well-established safety committees.
  • TRAINING
Safety training shall be conducted, which shall include initial employment and job transfers; as well as general and job-specific training.
  • SAFETY AUDITS
All sites will be assessed on a regular basis. In addition to the applicable regulatory fundamentals, sites will also be expected to exhibit continuous improvement regarding internal and external safety standards.
  • CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Everyone working on an Argos site is expected to observe our safety policies. This shall include visitors and contractors, as well as employees. Adherence is considered a condition of employment for employees, and a qualifying factor for contractors.