Rebar Safety Program Summary

As part of the OSCO Construction Group, the Rebar Division 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. Projects are pre-assessed for risks and process is in place to review safety performance and qualify subcontractors.

Training is essential to our goals, with in-house resources providing many courses including Supervisory Responsibility and Due Diligence, H&S legislation, WHMIS, Fall Protection, Manlift, Forklift, Crane Operation, Rigging, Heat Stress, Respirator Usage, 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 Field Installation Division has maintained Certificates of Recognition through NSCSA since 1999 and through NBCSA since 2005.

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 April, 2005 the Rebar Plant received the CRSI Safety Award for attaining a Zero Incident Rate during 2004.