Health & Safety

Policy Statement

“To provide a safe and healthy workplace for the benefit of all the stakeholders in our business, including customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders”

HAS Committees

Each Branch of Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc has a Health and Safety Committee that meets on a monthly basis. Each committee is made up of a cross section of plant employees, office staff and management. These meetings help ensure the proper implementation and ongoing enforcement of the health and safety program at Wilkinson Steel.

Safety Manual

The major elements of our Health and Safety Manual include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • First Aid Services and Equipment
  • Supplementary Instructions
  • Investigation of Accidents/Incidents and Diseases
  • Training of Workers and Supervisors
  • Health and Safety Committees
  • Supervision of Workers
  • Records and Statistics
  • Regular Inspections and Monitoring
  • Review of Occupational Health and Safety Program
  • Hazardous Materials and Substances
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Monitoring of Workplace Exposures
  • Job Safety Analysis

Modified Duties Program

Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc considers no phase of our operations to be more important than the well being of our most valuable asset, our employees.
When an employee suffers illness or injuries that result in absence from the workplace, not only is the employee’s personal life affected, but also the entire organization suffers as a result of the individual’s inability to contribute.

To hasten a disabled employee’s return to work, or to keep the employee on the job, Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc will make every attempt possible to provide
meaningful modified work duties to assist in rehabilitation and restoration to normal, healthy and productive work duties.

WHMIS

It is the policy of Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc that special precautions be taken when using, handling, storing and disposing of hazardous chemicals. Both general and specific training are required for those workers who work with, or in close proximity to, hazardous chemicals. Fulfilling the requirements for chemicals as defined in the WHMIS regulations will ensure that all potential hazards associated with the use, handling, storage and disposal of chemicals are identified, eliminated or minimized.

Certificate of Recognition

Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc joined the Partners in Industry Reduction Program through the Manufacturers’ Health and Safety Association. After becoming a member, Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc obtained a Certificate of Recognition in Health and Safety in 2002. This includes our Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurrey branches. This commitment has assisted us growing our Health and Safety Management System along with our own employee commitment to a Safe and Healthy Workplace.

Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc maintains a company wide Health and Safety program based on the COR program including regular Safety Audits and inspections in all of our facilities. We are actively pursuing the development of similar certification programs with the Workers Compensation Boards of British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Certificate of Recognition

 


Main Office

8250 130 Street
Surrey, BC   V3W 8J9
Toll Free: 1-800-663-1297
Phone: 604-501-6500

BC Region

Cranbrook 250-489-3333
Kamloops 250-374-7122
Prince George 250-561-1950
Lower Mainland 604-524-8000
Victoria 250-361-4800

Prairies

Calgary 403-236-0300
Edmonton 780-434-8441
Ft. McMurray 780-791-6860
Regina 306-949-9524
Saskatoon 306-652-7151