Safety Leadership at Bird

Bird’s commitment to being a safety leader within our industry is embedded in our strategic plan. In 2012 Bird received the Ontario General Contractors Association’s Distinguished Achievement in Health and Safety for achieving a zero injury frequency for 358,054 man hours completed.

Also, the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association Occupational Health and Safety Leadership Award for publicly assuming a leadership role in advancing the objective of reducing economic and human losses as a result of workplace accidents was awarded to Bird.

Despite these awards, we are far from resting on any laurels. We are continuously evaluating and improving our safety program to identify and control risks, improve safety education, awareness and training, and to ensure we are meeting the needs of workers where safety really happens — on the job.

In 2012 we instituted a mandatory glove policy for all Bird employees on our job sites and it resulted in a marked reduction in hand injuries — particularly lacerations. For 2013 we will see a number of new initiatives and changes to our safety program including an improved field level hazard assessment process, mandatory safety vest requirements, and the adoption of Bird safety absolutes.

Safety is about people, and Bird and is committed to building the safety leadership required among all of our employees to ensure that  everyone on a Bird site or in a Bird office goes home safe, everyday.


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