Health and SafetyPurpose
The purpose of the health and safety policy is to set out common goals and standards for AECL’s health and safety program(s), and to meet the requirements of applicable legislation with regard to health and safety matters and the existence of these documents.Policy
At AECL, our top priority is to provide a safe and healthy working environment.
Prevention of dangerous or hazardous situations and appropriate proactive strategies to positively impact and continuously improve all aspects of Health and Safety are considered fundamental in everything we do.
We comply with applicable health and safety laws, requirements, and recognized standards and guidelines appropriate to our activities to protect our employees, contractors, visitors, physical assets and the public.
AECL is committed to making every reasonable effort to eliminate or control hazards that may cause workplace incidents by integrating appropriate Health and Safety requirements into all phases of our business activities including product development, project planning, project implementation, operations and decommissioning.
All employees have the personal responsibility to protect their own health and safety, that of their fellow employees and that of the public. All employees must learn and comply with the safety rules applicable to the proper discharge of their employment responsibilities.
Working safely is a condition of employment, and employee participation is considered fundamental to our success.Effective Date
The policy is authorized by the AECL Board of Directors and became effective on June 24, 2009.