Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc. is committed to an environmentally compliant, safe, and healthful workplace. Our objective is to have a comprehensive Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program promoting safe work practices and environmental compliance, through the maintenance of safe working conditions, and the establishment of safe operating practices, including compliance with all safety and environmental regulations.
Our Safety Policy
The accomplishment of the goals and objectives of this policy will require 100% participation and cooperation by all Atlas employees, including, but not limited to the following:
Atlas accepts responsibility
for leadership of its EHS program, including the effectiveness, improvement, and safeguards required to ensure safe compliant working conditions.
Supervisors are responsible
for developing and requiring the proper focus on EHS, including ensuring that all jobs are performed with the utmost regard for the environmental compliance, safety and health of all employees.
Employees are responsible
for their cooperation with all aspects of the environmental compliance, safety and health program, including compliance with all rules and regulations.
All employees are obligated and empowered
to stop unsafe acts, including reporting unsafe work practices or conditions. Employees who witness unsafe practices or conditions on any job are obligated to stop the job immediately and report the condition to their supervisor.
Leadership Commitment and Accountability
Management shall lead and demonstrate its commitment to the development, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the safety management system.
When warranted, management will issue corrective action measures, including coach/counseling, training, and/or verbal and written disciplinary actions to an employee who commits a safety violation. A safety violation refers to the violation of a workplace safety standard, regulation, policy, or rule. Safety violations include both the violation of safety policies created by Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. and violations of the regulatory standards that are enforced within a given jurisdiction.
Management is committed to the following:
• Establishing and maintaining policy, goals, and objectives consistent with our overall strategy.
• Promoting a positive safety culture, based on mutual trust, interdependence, and being a learning organization.
• Ensuring clear accountability for implementation of safety management system elements, with a clear line of sight from objectives to day-to-day activities.
• Ensuring that risk management processes reveal and mitigate risk, making compliance and risk reduction a standard part of doing business.
• Ensuring that dependent and interrelated functions within the organization are collaborating, sharing information and working to achieve the policies and objectives.
• Establishing a performance management policy, including recognition and discipline that promotes strong safety performance.
• Promoting safety engagement and leadership at all levels of the organization.
• Leading the allocation of resources to support strong safety performance.
Management Review, Safety Assurance, and Continuous Improvement
The management system shall establish the monitoring, measurement, analysis, and improvement processes required to enhance the effectiveness of risk management and enable continual improvement of safety and reliability performance.
4.2.1 Management Review
4.2.2 Safety Assurance
4.2.3 Continuous Improvement
Risk management involves identifying, analyzing and prioritizing risks associated with our assets and operations that could affect people, property or the environment. A formal risk management process helps promote a culture focused on risk identification and mitigation. A Risk Management system shall be implemented to manage assets and projects and will include the following elements:
Operating assets within clearly established parameters according to design standards is critical to safe operations. This requires effective systems, including design and construction standards, processes, operating procedures, and safe work practices.
The operational control systems element includes:
• The design and construction of new facilities or modification of existing facilities using approved design practices and standards that meet or exceed regulatory requirements and address other considerations such as environmental conditions and human factors.
• Operating, maintenance, and inspection procedures that are developed, implemented, and used consistently.
• Safe work permit processes, which are incorporated into work activities and include effective checks and authorizations.
• Established integrity programs that ensure regular and effective inspection and maintenance of equipment and assets.
Management of Change
Management of change is a systematic approach to ensuring proposed changes are assessed for risk, and that change is effectively implemented to achieve targeted results. Disciplined management of change identifies and mitigates risks associated with changes to operations, procedures, site standards, facilities and the organization to ensure that risks associated with change are well understood and addressed.
The management of change elements includes:
• A process to manage both temporary and permanent changes, and identification and evaluation of:
- Change authority
- Associated hazards•Operational and integrity implications
- Compliance with regulatory and internal standards
- Required communication•Required training required documentation updates
Incident Management and Investigation
Safe operations require an effective incident investigation, reporting and management process. An organization must be able to learn from its incidents and use the information to not only correct but to also prevent a recurrence.
Emergency Response and Preparedness
In the event of an incident, effective emergency response and preparedness is necessary for the protection of the public, the environment, employees and contractors, and company assets.
Effective emergency response and preparedness plans at Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc. incorporate the following elements:
• A comprehensive process for emergency planning that involves key internal and external stakeholders.
• Identification and periodic review of potential types of incidents that would require emergency response preparedness;
• Internal and external notification requirements;
• Key internal and external response resources, and;
• Response measures to be used for protection of the public, employees, customers, and contractors, the environment, and company assets.
• Implementation of an Incident Command system and structure.
• Implementation of effective training, drills, and exercises, including the involvement of external stakeholders.
Competency, Awareness, and Training
Competency management practices provide employees and contractors with the information, training, and professional development they require to safely and reliably perform their duties. The competency, awareness and training element includes:
• A process to recruit, hire and orient employees and ensure they possess the required combination of skills, attributes, attitudes, and knowledge to effectively and safely perform their roles.
• All employees shall be required to attend the appropriate new hire safety orientation upon hire, prior to conducting work.
• The orientation process shall cover multiple areas including, but not limited to, responsibilities, disciplinary actions, hazard, and risk identification, incident reporting, substance abuse, emergency action planning, and blood-borne pathogens.
• Training material shall be presented in a manner in which the new hire employee fully understands the material, including lecture, written material, software-based, and/or third-party training systems.
Documentation and Recordkeeping
Effective and accurate documentation is a critical component of safety management, operational reliability, regulatory compliance and risk management.
• A system to ensure that critical documents, records, drawings, and data necessary for safe operation are identified, accessible and accurate.
• A change management and revision control process for critical documentation.
• Hard copies shall be maintained only for reference and shall not be maintained as a controlled document.
• Some documents are written for use in a particular workplace, such as a specific branch, customer site, etc. and may need to be modified to meet specific conditions and/or requirements.
• The Safety Department shall approve any deviations from these documents and will provide such deviation in writing.
• All written policies, standards, and procedures shall be made available for employees at all times through the Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc. Safety Portal.