Safety & Security

Safety First
BMI is proactive when it comes to health, safety and on-the-job security:

  • All our staff receive specific training in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace; and
  • All buildings employing over five BMI workers have a designated health and safety representative.
BMI is fully compliant with all health and safety compliance systems, including:

  • the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS); and
  • the Occupational Health & Safety program.
Depending on their job description and the worksite, many BMI employees also receive a comprehensive Environmental Health & Safety Manual and safety instruction related to:

  • Ladders
  • Hazardous materials
  • Electrical safety
  • Lifting techniques
  • Safe use of pesticides
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Defensive driving
  • Hearing conservation
  • Emergency response planning
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine guarding
  • Hazard communication

BMI’s commitment to on-the-job safety was recognized by a Safety Award from the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI).

As part of their orientation, BMI staff receive comprehensive Health & Safety Training, including

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  • Safety Policies & Rules
  • Safety Meetings
  • Safety Participation
  • Injury & Incident Reporting
  • Inspections
  • Communication
  • Disciplinary Policy
  • First Aid Procedure & Reporting
  • Working Alone
  • Violence & Harassment
  • Hazard Assessment & Review
  • Cardiopulmonary Recitation (CPR)
  • Housekeeping
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Fire Protection, Safety
  • Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  • Bio-Hazardous Substances
  • Waste Minimization & Waste Handling
  • Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
  • Emergency Equipment & Procedures
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Intervention (authority to stop unsafe work)
  • ‘Toolbox’ Pre-Job Meetings
  • WHMIS Training

BMI employees receive Occupational Health & Safety Training:

  • Worksites include Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and WHMIS posters to ensure the utmost safety for both employees and clients.
  • BMI has a dedicated Safety Manager who investigates all incidents and is responsible for our Return-to-Work program.
  • BMI has in place effective safety, emergency preparation and response procedures, which are communicated to staff through training sessions and/or on-site Emergency Preparedness & Response manuals.

Emergency preparedness cycle

BMI employees receive Emergency Prepardeness Training:

  • BMI worksites include our recently updated Emergency Preparedness Policies & Procedures Manual.
  • The Manual covers training for fire and medical emergencies, and other events including extended power loss, chemical spill, structure climbing/descending incident, bomb threat, severe weather, or natural disasters such as a blizzard or earthquake.