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:
- Hazardous materials
- Electrical safety
- Lifting techniques
- Safe use of pesticides
- Asbestos awareness
- Defensive driving
- Hearing conservation
- Emergency response planning
- 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
- Safety Policies & Rules
- Safety Meetings
- Safety Participation
- Injury & Incident Reporting
- Disciplinary Policy
- First Aid Procedure & Reporting
- Working Alone
- Violence & Harassment
- Hazard Assessment & Review
- Cardiopulmonary Recitation (CPR)
- 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.
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.