Safety is our Priority
At CBC, we strive to provide a safe working environment for our employees and our clients. In order to do this, we maintain accountability with institutions that monitor our safety standards and their implementation.
- CBC operates under OSHA guidelines;
- CBC is OQ certified through Veriforce;
- CBC maintains qualifications through ISNetworld and the Petroleum Education Council; and
- CBC monitors safety through external and internal inspections and audits.
Internal OversightIn addition to external monitoring and accountability, CBC also implements company-wide oversight to maintain our safety standards. Our three safety specialists oversee the enforcement of safety protocols on each job by doing the following:
- Holding daily safety meetings to cover our Job Safety Analysis (JSAs);
- Providing various levels of training to employees and supervisors, including Trench Box Safety and Asbestos Abatement;
- Monitoring safety by conducting daily and random inspections on each project, to ensure protocols are being carried out;
- Handling all CBC employee safety questions and concerns, as well as conducting first-aid on the job, as needed; and
- Implementing CBC's strict disciplinary policy for employees who willfully violate safety protocols.
CBC begins implementing safety procedures upon hire.
- Each CBC employee undergoes pre-employment DOT Drug Testing. Throughout the course of each project, CBC also conducts random, accident, and suspicion drug testing, to ensure the quality of employees.
- In order to keep all employees safe, CBC provides all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for its employees. This includes hardhats, safety glasses, gloves, safety vests, Fire Retardant Coveralls (FRCs), and face shields for welders.
- After completing their paperwork, CBC employees undergo CBC's standard safety orientation, and any additional safety instruction, as directed, per project.
- At orientation, CBC employees receive their own copy of CBC's Employee Safety Handbook to read. Click Here to view CBC's Safety & Health Manual > Any actions outside the guidelines illustrated within the handbook are subject to disciplinary action.
- Throughout their employment, all employees are required to attend Monday morning safety meetings. In each of these meetings, employees are reminded of standard procedures and are given additional instructions, based on the specific needs of the upcoming week's tasks.
"A safe and healthy workplace is one of the highest priorities of CBC Pipeline. It is the intent of safety to provide safe and healthy working conditions, and to establish and insist upon safe practices at ALL times, by ALL employees. We have an open-door policy, so employees know they can report any incident at any time. Also, we have weekly safety communication meetings to discuss and remind employees of the potential hazards they can face daily on their job."
Safety Director & Lead Safety Specialist