Strescon Pipe (Drainage & Environmental) Safety Program Summary

As part of the OSCO Construction Group, Strescon has a well-established Safety Management System with a commitment to continual improvement. The Safety Policies are reviewed and re-affirmed, together with establishing safety performance targets, by senior management on an annual basis. It is supported by a Corporate Safety Department and Safety Coordinators dedicated to Plant and Field operations.

Hazard Assessment is ongoing, with a well-developed Critical Task Analysis and Inventory. Job Safety Analysis is conducted for high-risk activities. Practices and Procedures have been developed as identified through these hazard assessments.

Training is essential to our goals, with in-house resources providing many courses including Supervisory Responsibility and Due Diligence, H&S legislation, Drug & Alcohol Policy, WHMIS, Fall Protection, Manlift, Forklift, Crane Operation, Rigging, Respirator Usage, Electrical Safety, and Confined Space Entry. The OSCO Construction Group was awarded the NBCSA Health and Safety Training Award for the highest number of training certificates issued during 2004 and 2006.

Compliance is monitored through external and internal auditing programs and regular inspections. Qualified personnel inspect and maintain our equipment as applicable. The Strescon Saint John Plants participated in the WHSCC Risk Management Auditing System until it was discontinued in 2005. Strescon also participates in annual safety and security audits through the international C-TPAT program.

When incidents occur, they are analyzed for immediate and root causes to identify corrective action.

The OSCO Construction Group has maintained a Recordable Incident Rate less than the industry average since 2002.

Significant milestones are as follows:

  • In March, 2004 the Strescon Saint John Plants were recognized for working one complete year and 350,000 hours without a lost time accident.
  • The Strescon Pipe Plant received plaques from the American Concrete Pipe Association for 2002 and 2003 for working with no lost time accidents.