All Handex personnel are committed to a strong health and safety culture that encourages personal responsibility to ensure work is planned and conducted in a safe manner not just for our employees, but for our clients as well as the public at large. Handex believes that all injuries and illnesses are preventable through cooperation with our employees, clients and contractors. Our goal is to prevent the occurrence of all work related injuries and illnesses.
To achieve this goal, Handex has adopted “superior health and safety performance” as a core value, and employs a dedicated, professionally-trained Health and Safety Team to manage, administer, enforce and provide training for our Health and Safety Program at Handex. In addition, all field and management employees are provided OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) initial 40‐hour and annual 8‐hour refresher training. Handex has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy with a random screening program and maintains a certified Drug Free Workplace.
Our goal is to send all employees home at the end of each workday in the same condition in which they came to work that day. The health and safety of our employees is absolutely essential to the success of our company. Handex expects full compliance with internal and external health and safety standards from all levels of employees within the organization. Every Handex employee is authorized to exercise the Stop Work Authority, and this Stop Work Authority is fully supported by all Handex management teams.
Accident prevention is addressed through well-developed planning which includes proper training, work site planning, health and safety plans and policy and procedure compliance. Employees are required to report all unsafe acts, conditions, near misses and incidents to supervisors immediately. All health and safety concerns are investigated and corrected as soon as possible. Contractor commitment to health and safety is required to ensure that our employees stay safe on our job sites. Handex management endorses these beliefs and principles and demonstrates our commitment to Health and Safety through actions that create and maintain a culture of safety throughout the organization.
Handex actively utilizes a behavioral‐based Health & Safety program licensed from Loss Prevention Systems, Inc. (LPS). This behavior based safety program is designed to prevent or reduce incidents that are defined either as a loss or near loss. LPS training, required for all Handex personnel and subcontractors, “provides direction and requires senior management support from the top down, while solving problems from the bottom up.” In addition, LPS training teaches workers to seek, recognize, correct and report hazardous conditions before an incident occurs.