As a COR certified company, TJI mandates focus on key elements within Company Structure. Our safety performance relies heavily on the effective action put towards hazard assessments, hazard analysis, hazard control, communicating hazards, hazard control measures, monitoring, and re-evaluation strategies. Development and implementation of safe work practices and procedures are also attributed to TJI’s success in overall safety performance. By involving management, joint health, and safety committees, supervision, field and shop personnel in education, training, and continuous improvement programs, TJI can deliver positive and consistent health and safety results.
TJI Multi-Trade Contractors Ltd. will continue its commitment to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees in association with Ontario Legislation and TJI’s internal Ground Health and Safety Program.
TJI will maintain its commitment to meet a target for zero workplace injuries. The 2019 year saw TJI achieve zero lost-time injuries, adding to a consecutive past annual performance. Our company is BBS Certified and complies with all local industry standards as demonstrated in our established relationship with the Industrial Education Cooperative (IEC). Worksite inspections and behavioral-based observations will continue to be performed weekly by trained workers, foremen, and safety department representatives, submitted to headquarters, and summarized for reporting to the IEC. TJI safety personnel will perform monthly workplace inspections at all active job sites and supervisors will perform weekly workplace inspections. Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings will continue to focus on action items as we strive to make perpetual improvements in all aspects of health and safety.
TJI will assure that daily toolbox talks and weekly safety communication meetings are undertaken at regular intervals on all active worksites while recording the attendance and acknowledgment of all personnel. Supervision will ensure that TASC cards are completed for each job task, in conjunction with job-specific JSA/JLAs. Development, feedback, and execution of JSA/JLA components will be encouraged by TJI Supervision to empower all TJI Team Members in contributing to safe work practices, procedures, and universally positive safety culture.
Persistent improvement strategies will continue to be implemented into TJI’s safety management system as the 2020-year progresses. Close monitoring of changes and new policies in the construction industry will be reviewed, evaluated and applied to ensure TJI safety standards are current and compliant. As the 2020 COR Internal Audit approaches, emphasis in reviewing company policies and safe work procedures will continue to be a primary focus to ensure all personnel have a clear and satisfactory understanding. TJI will also continue to strive toward having all Supervision trained to the same leadership standards (IHSA and IEC). 2020 will see all TJI Supervision Team Members retrained in Standard First Aid and CPR. Updated legislated training for Working at Heights has also been completed by all TJI personnel.
With presentation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in 2020, TJI’s highest priority is to ensure the safety of our clients, our employees and their families. Shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak presented, we began reviewing and implementing provisions of our established Pandemic Response Procedure which is a part of our overall Business Continuity Plan. The Pandemic Response Procedure outlines specific steps that TJI is taking to safeguard employees’ health and well-being during a pandemic while ensuring the Company’s ability to maintain essential operations and continue to provide important services to our clients.
TJI looks forward to another injury-free year, thanks to the investment made by all team members to ensure workplace health and safety remains the number one priority.