Safety is an attitude, a frame of mind, an awareness of what is happening all day, every day.
Workplace safety takes top priority at Misha Inc. (pronounced My-Shaw), and the proof is in our performance. Convinced that each employee is entitled to work under the safest possible conditions on every job, we foster a culture where working safely is an expectation, not a request. As a result, our safety record far exceeds industry standards, with having no “lost time incidents” in 25 years, earning a preferential WCB rating and reduced insurance costs. Those savings, of course, we pass along to clients whenever we price a project.
There’s no doubt a culture of safety earns benefits, reducing down time and compensation costs. In addition, attention to safety minimizes pain and suffering for the people working with us, and for their families. That, in the end, is what matters most. Work Safe, Home Safe. It’s worth the effort. Misha Inc. is committed to an extensive Health and Safety Program that is reflected in our outstanding safety record established over more than twenty years.
Corporate policy establishes clear lines of responsibility for safety, from general managers and front-line supervisors to trained laborers. Our specific programs range from identified job training requirements to mandatory attendance for ACSA Safety Training.
Management proudly operates a Safety Awards Incentive Program that allows workers to be rewarded for their safety record based on their performances at all Misha sites. As a part of our safety policy, all new hires, employees and sub-trades new to the site require orientations. During orientation and daily safety meetings hazard analysis identifying any potential critical activities and a means to control the exposures is acknowledged and discussed. Misha safety will review the client’s emergency plans and incorporate them to the site specific safety program. We review and communicate the procedures with all employees during safety meetings including posting information in all frequented areas.
The entire site operates under one unified safety program. Subcontractors and their employees fall under the Company’s Safety Program. Subcontractors and their employees receive orientation. Subcontractor employees participate in site training meetings and inspections.
Daily Toolbox Talks – Prior to any work, hazards are identified and a means of control is communicated to specific workers engaged in that activity. If the scope changes the toolbox talk is initiated again. Any hazards that are identified items will be communicated to the Superintendent and monitored for completion. Weekly Safety (by firm) – Attendance is mandatory. Weekly Sub-Contractor – The Site Safety Coordinator attends meetings to ensure that any vital information is communicated.
Continuous – Performed by Site Safety Coordinator / Supervision / Management any time a walk-about is performed. Weekly – Formal, performed utilizing hourly employees on a rotating basis. Monthly – Performed by Safety Health and Environmental Manager and reported directly to upper management.
Performed on all medical aids and lost-time injuries, including any serious near misses. Near Miss Reporting: Serious incidents are communicated to all site employees via a Safety Alert and reviewed. Behavior Observation: Behavior-based safety program utilizing an observation technique. Client Requirement: Any special needs of the client will be reviewed, developed and incorporated into the safety Policies and Procedures.
Injury: All injuries are recorded and tracked. This data is further evaluated and appropriate controls are implemented if a pattern is identified. Data is provided to the client for their tracking systems. All sub-trades are logged and tracked for compliance with the procedures. Evacuation: All data recorded is evaluated for patterns or hazards. Appropriate data is reviewed by management for feedback and further actions. Near Miss (behavior observation): Observation cards are reviewed and addressed when submitted and entered in a data base for future analysis.