Occupational Health and Safety

Our workforce and contractors’ health and safety are our top priority. We are guided by our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management, aligned with the requirements of ISO 45001. Our new Corporate Health, Safety and Environment Policy provides a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, contractors, and stakeholders.

Our Head Office Health and Safety Team translates this policy into health and safety strategies, programs, and standards, communicated and applied consistently across EDC. We also comply with international guidelines and standards on labor and occupational health and safety (OHS).

Our partner contractors share this responsibility for health and safety. They are required to have their own OHS management plan and initiatives aligned with EDC’s standards and programs. We conduct fleet-wide safety training with experts for employees and contractors. This ensures safety management throughout our operations. Our thirdparty agreements also require compliance with the Independent Contractor Health, Safety, and Environment Requirement.

We are continuously seeking ways to further improve our safety performance and measure the effectiveness of our Health and Safety Management System. Throughout our facilities, we practice incident reporting and record management to establish peer to peer assurance, collect, maintain, and monitor all necessary health and safety performance data. We conduct regular assessments and internal and external audits to ensure that we are meeting our goals and effectively managing OHS risks in our workplaces. Our target is a total recordable incident rate of 0.1 or lower. We are constantly reviewing and improving our incident management system as we work towards a zero fatality consequence.