To ensure that occupational health and safety
standards are being met, Emera Newfoundland
the highest standards in health and safety to eliminate workplace injury
and illness and commits to implementing a health and safety program that
is based on the principle that everyone shares the responsibility for
health and safety at work.
committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its
employees, contractors and the general public.
that all occupational injuries and illnesses are preventable, that safety
must be an integral part of every job and that planning, equipment and
appropriate personal behaviour will yield workplace conditions that are
- believes that all employees
and contractors have a responsibility to report safety
incidents and to work in a manner that ensures their safety and
that of their co-workers and the general public.
- promotes safety
knowledge at every opportunity to enhance public safety and
prevent personal injuries and damage to property.
that health and safety considerations are an integral part of day-to-day
planning, execution of work and maintenance of tools, machinery,
facilities and equipment.
comply with this policy and review it annually in consultation with the
Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee.
with, and encourages customer participation in the safety program and the
development and observance of safe work practices.
or exceeds applicable safety legislation, regulations and manufacturers’
standards and ensures that the prescribed use of equipment and protective
devices is followed.
Newfoundland & Labrador employees work together to ensure the proper implementation
of this policy.