From the top down, there is a belief that our people are our most important asset. Safety is an investment in the well-being of our team, and the vitality of our workplace.
The personal health and safety of each employee of Valard Foundations is of primary importance. The prevention of occupationally induced injuries and illnesses is of such consequence that it will be given priority over operating productivity where necessary. To the greatest degree possible, management will provide all mechanical and physical facilities required for personal health and safety, in keeping with the highest standards.
We will maintain a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Program conforming to the best practices of organizations of this type. To be successful, such a program must start with proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of both supervisors and employees. It also requires cooperation in all health and safety matters, not only between supervisor and employee, but also between each employee and his or her co-workers. Only through such a cooperative effort can a HSE Program for all employees be established and preserved in their best interests.
Our objective is a HSE Program that will reduce the number of injuries and illnesses to an absolute minimum, not merely in keeping with, but surpassing, the best experience of operations similar to ours. Our goal is zero incidents and injuries.
Tony Evangelista, Foundations Director
Raising the Standard of Safety
Having a Certificate of Recognition (COR) and Workers’ Compensation (WCB) coverage is considered a requirement, not optional. We strive to be industry leaders in safety and the environment, incorporating international standards and the rigorous requirements of the Quanta Services, our parent.
We are an awarded safety company, recognized for having numerous projects with no lost time incidents. The industry we operate in can be hazardous by its very nature. Achieving such a high level of safety performance is a testament to our commitment to safety at all levels of our organization.