At ARC, safety is always our #1 priority. Whether we are constructing our newest facility, completing annual turnaround activities, or maintaining regular operations – our goal is to ensure ‘Zero Harm’ to our employees, contractors, and the communities where we operate.
Through open communication, trust, and respect, we strive to create an environment where employees and contractors feel supported and empowered to do their best work, safely. Our people-centric approach is underscored by our company culture of caring and high-performance.
Creating an environment where safety is top-of-mind requires more than just policies and procedures, it takes strong safety leadership from every person that shows up to work. By keeping our teams engaged, informed, and empowered to protect themselves and others, ARC has created a strong safety culture to address potential hazards and keep each other safe.
Our ‘Together-Preventing Harm’ safety strategy encourages top-tier safety performance by reinforcing the importance of caring for each other, committing to safe work practices, collaborating across teams, and continuously improving our systems, teams, and leaders.
To ensure our teams are informed and aligned with our approach to safety, we hold annual safety workshops that help us to engage our frontline leaders, focus their attention on the conditions and behaviours that create safer workplaces, and empower them to be a part of improving safety across our business.
This year, more than 250 ARC employees and consultants gathered at our field offices in Grande Prairie, AB and Dawson Creek, BC to hear from our senior leaders, learn about how we are advancing our ‘Together-Preventing Harm’ strategy and engage in discussions around important safety topics that impact each of our teams.
We welcomed prominent motivational safety speakers David Sarkus and Dan Comiskey who delivered thought-provoking presentations about “Leading from Your Heart” and “You Can Count on Me” that helped to connect our desire to prevent harm and build capacity in each other, with the four tenets of our ‘Together-Preventing Harm’ strategy – care, commit, collaborate, and improve.
Participants engaged in multidisciplinary table discussions focused on improving safety across the business and strengthening our approach in 2024. Feedback from these sessions is an essential part of our continuous improvement approach that enables us to learn, share and advance our safety culture across ARC.
Thank you to our people and service providers for your continued focus and commitment to ensuring safety is always our #1 priority.
Read our 2023 ESG Update to learn more about our Together-Preventing Harm strategy.
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