We understand that the strength of our company comes from our employees. Our commitment is to provide a safe work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors at all of our worksites. We take all reasonable steps to prevent work related incidents and disease through the recognition, evaluation, control, and, wherever practical, the removal of hazards. Our culture promotes the awareness of occupational health and safety issues and safe work practices and procedures. We ensure all work areas maintain an effective Safety Management System and we maintain compliance with provincial and federal occupational health and safety legislation. In addition, we also support employee involvement in all aspects of occupational health and safety.
MANY COMPANIES HAVE GREAT SAFETY PROGRAMS. WE HAVE A GREAT SAFETY CULTURE. OUR GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE A WORKPLACE WITH ZERO INCIDENTS AND INJURIES. OUR TEAMS MEASURE AND EVALUATE SAFETY DATA SO THAT WE CAN TRACK LEADING INDICATORS OF ACCIDENTS AND DEVELOP MEANINGFUL PREVENTION PLANS.
We provide the tools and information people need to make informed decisions through detailed root-cause analysis and pre-task planning. Our approach to safety centers on training, instilling and reinforcing safe behaviors throughout the company and entire project team, including owners, architects and subcontractors. The output is a robust, value-based safety program that looks upstream at leading indicators to produce exceptional downstream results. In many instances our safety initiatives overlap with those of our customers. Especially when we are undertaking work on occupied facilities. In those instances we work closely with the customer's building operators to develop a customized safety plan suitable to all parties.
Customer participation is a vital component of our safety culture. To help achieve an injury free workplace, we encourage owners to ask questions, not only about injury rates and trends, but also about how safety standards and techniques are communicated between the office and field. From a business standpoint, safety is not mutually exclusive and goes hand-in-hand with quality, schedule and budget. We pre-qualify contractors with safety as a key factor in the process and then we ask our customers to meet regularly with our project teams and actively participate in a way that holds all members accountable. Safety culture comes from everyone. It comes from owners. It comes from management. It comes from designers and it keeps us injury free.