While we are proud of our skills, technologies and achievements, they quickly lose their significance when one of our employees experiences an injury. Our success depends upon the value we place in safety and on our safety performance.
Kakivik takes its responsibility to provide a safe work environment for our employees, our clients and our communities seriously. To this end, our CEO, HSE Manager, HR Manager, Quality & Training Manager, Project Managers, and Site Supervisors work collaboratively to ensure that appropriate safety information, tools and training are provided in a timely and effective process.
Our standards comply with regulatory and client requirements - but that is merely “the price of admission.” To be the leading supplier of quality and cost effective services to our clients, every employee is enabled and charged with responsibility for working safely; recognizing, reporting and removing hazards; following established safety guidelines; and actively engaging in the continuous improvement of Kakivik's safety programs and practices. We strive to be “more and better” than we were last year, last week and yesterday on our journey to a Zero Incident culture.
We actively encourage open and honest communications - face time, feedback and follow-up - to reinforce our strengths and best practices, and to address our shortcomings and opportunities for improvement. Success comes from the joint efforts of all members of the Kakivik team.
All employees receive new hire safety program orientation; and classroom, field and site-specific training is conducted to ensure each employee is equipped with the knowledge of job hazards and how to effectively eliminate or mitigate them. Field supervisors, employees, and subcontractors participate in daily Toolbox site safety meetings, and weekly documented HSE meetings.
In addition to all OSHA required training, classroom training includes (but is not limited to):
- Accident investigation
- Asbestos awareness
- Benzene awareness
- Blood borne pathogens
- Confined space entry/attendant
- Crane and rigging
- Defensive driving
- Electrical safety
- Emergency action plans
- Energy isolation (Lock out/Tag out)
- Environmental and cultural awareness
- Fall protection
- Fire safety and extinguisher use
- First aid/CPR
- Forklift safety
- Hand tool safety
- HAZCOM basic
- Hearing conservation
- Hydrogen sulfide safety
- Injury reporting
- In-service safety leadership/mentoring
- Job safety analysis
- Ladder safety
- Maintaining a safe worksite
- Personal protective equipment
- Radiation safety (8 hour and 40 hour)
- Sims Training for prevention of soft tissue injuries/proper lifting posture
- Respiratory protection
- Scaffold user training
- Special equipment usage
- Water survival