Occupation Health & Safety Policy
Starfield Resources is committed to the continuous improvement of the occupational health, safety and well being of our employees.
1. Management Responsibilities
Management will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the occupational health, safety and well being of our employees will be a high priority for workplace designs, equipment purchases, training programs and work procedures. Management will use the current Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations as the standard to achieve this.
2. Supervisors’ Responsibilities
Supervisors will ensure that safe work practices and government standards and regulations are followed. The Supervisor will promote safety awareness by conducting workplace audits, job training, safety coaching and crew safety meetings at the start of each rotation and during work as required. Supervisors will ensure that unsafe conditions and unsafe acts are promptly identified and corrected and that employees receive adequate safety training. Incidents will be promptly investigated in order that appropriate and timely corrective action can be taken.
3. Employees’ Responsibilities
Employees are personally responsible for their own safety. They have a duty to follow safe work practices and procedures. They should identify and correct unsafe conditions and report injuries, potential injuries and hazards to Supervision without delay. They should submit safety and health ideas and suggestions to their Supervisor.
4. Occupational Health and Safety Committee Responsibilities
This committee will promote the Internal Responsibility concept that management and employees share the responsibility for health and safety. The committee will monitor safety records, evaluate ideas and make recommendations to improve the health and safety program. They will work in a team effort to promptly resolve health and safety issues and will serve as a resource group to provide support in maintaining current top quality safety and training programs. The committee will take a proactive approach to safety and ensure that we are in compliance with Corporation standards, industry practices and government regulations.
5. Zero Tolerance of Drugs and Alcohol
Consistent with our goal of fostering a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, the company will have a zero tolerance policy on the possession and/or use of drugs or alcohol at the site of the remote operations at Ferguson Lake.
6. Harassment in the Work Place
We all have the right to work in an environment that is free from unlawful harassment or violence or bullying. Verbal or physical conduct by any employee that relates to characteristics protected by law and disrupts another’s work performance or creates an intimidating, offensive, abusive or hostile work environment will not be tolerated.
For the purpose of this Policy, Sexual Harassment shall include:
Any form of verbal or physical behaviour which is unsolicited and unwelcome and interferes with an individual’s work performance by creating an intimidating working environment.
Such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) in any form, such as:
· Physical contacts and advances.
· A demand or a request.
· Sexually coloured remarks.
· Showing pornography.
· Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
Employees are encouraged to report incidents of sexual harassment to their immediate superior. In instances where a superior may be involved in the incident, misconduct should be reported to a higher level of Management or to the Chief Executive Officer. The Company will conduct a prompt investigation of any reported harassment. Appropriate corrective action will be taken where prohibited harassment has occurred.