Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Our commitment and the way we work
We believe in safeguarding people, property, and the environment with a health and safety program that involves every aspect of our work: Health. Safety. Security. Environment. (HSSE, for short).
At GES, we “make safety personal” with a true commitment to safeguard the health, safety, and security of our employees, subcontractors, and clients and prevent impact to the environment during site activities. We use the Loss Prevention System (LPS) behavioral management system to ensure consistency and quality control of HSSE processes and procedures; evaluation and prevention of losses and near losses; and communication of lessons learned throughout our company. We have extensive protocols and safety standards for all technical field work. All GES project staff are LPS-trained, receive drug and alcohol testing, and receive all required OSHA training and ongoing instruction on company and client standard operating procedures.
Through our adherence to a rigorous HSSE and LPS program, we have realized benefits for ourselves, our clients, our subcontractors, and our communities with fewer injuries, incident severity reduction, reduced property claims, fewer environmental incidents, increased productivity, and improved competitive performance.
In March 2004, GES further invested in HSSE by becoming a licensed LPS company. Since then, GES and its subcontractors have experienced only one lost-time incident in over 11 million hours worked.
LPS represents a fundamental strategy regarding how an organization should safely operate a business. This behavior-based system succeeds by ingraining an attitude of anticipating and resolving risks and hazards before any loss may occur. Each of us is accountable for loss prevention performance. And we make sure our entire team has the same level of commitment to safety by engaging our subcontractors in LPS behavior as well.
Adherence to four principles is an absolute prerequisite for improving safety performance:
- Develop and communicate the LPS Plan
- Everyone must participate
- Eliminate hazards before incidents occur
- Integrate tools and activities with the daily business
LPS uses a set of systematic day-to-day operating guidelines and tools to minimize incidents. LPS tools help us anticipate, plan for, minimize, and manage the risks inherent in our work.