… a personal priority, a challenge for individuals to use their training to anticipate site conditions, assess site hazards, both evident and potential to determine safe work practices. Individuals are empowered to assess risks and to stop work to mitigate risks.
… our Managers responding to staff’s concerns and developing a safe plan to provide our services.
… integrated into our business model, is aligned with our quality standards and is written into our technical procedures. It is not a separate function or requirement; it’s how we provide professional testing services.
We provide specific training as required by OSHA and as needed for specific tasks, such as but not limited to Confined Space, Fall Protection, Lift, Protection, First Aid, Asbestos Worker, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Radiation Protection and Hazard Communication (Right to Know).
Geotechnical staff, Environmental staff and Drillers are OSHA HAZWOPER (CFR 1910.120) trained through completion of 40-hour training and 8-hour annual refresher training by an approved trainer through the OSHA Outreach Training Program along with internal field level training in hazards recognition, PPE use and decontamination methods.
Safety training is overseen by MTC/MATECO’s Safety Officer, a certified Associate Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Key elements of our safety program are:
Our culture allows our most inexperienced staff to approach our most senior staff when they are working in an unsafe manner or are at risk of being injured. As a senior safety member, I want my coworkers to watch out for me. I want to go home to my family, just like I want them to go home to theirs.It is great to work for a company where safety culture is the top priority. Supervisors genuinely care about your safety on the job and are always available to communicate when a problem arises.”