ALL Quick'N Quality employees, contractors and sub-contractors are expected to support the company’s efforts to protect the Environment by:
Quick'N Quality will make every effort to minimize the effect of our operation on the environment. We are unified in our commitment to environmental excellence and continuous improvement. Management will constantly assess our impact on the environment and apply what we have learned over the years to every project.
Environmental management is not just of a few specialists; it is a crucial and integral part of our day-to-day business. Everyone can make a difference.
* The safety information in this policy does not take precedence over Occupational Health and Safety legislation and environmental Protection Act. All employees should be familiar with these Acts.
1.1 ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Quick'N Quality Management and Supervisors
Management and supervisors are responsible for compliance with Provincial and Federal Environmental Laws and Contractual Company Policy. Management must ensure all employees know and follow these laws and guidelines.
Employees are responsible to report any incident or potentially serious environmental conditions to their supervisor.
Impairment of/or damage to the environment, human health, safety, or property.
Components of the earth and includes:
Owner of a Substance
The owner of the substance: immediately before or during the release of a substance.
Person Having Control of a Substance
The person handling, managing, and/or having control of a substance.
Includes spills, discharges, disposal of, sprays, injections, inoculations, abandonments, deposits, leaks, seeps, pours, emits, empty, throw, dumps, placing and exhausts.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR)
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, for the protection of the general public from hazards associated with dangerous goods during transport.
1.4 HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL
Before handling, storing, using or transporting any hazardous materials that may cause serious effects to the environment if spilled or improperly discharged, a Hazard Assessment must be conducted.
The Hazard Assessment must include the following:
During the course of normal business activities there is the possibility of releases of controlled products that could be harmful to the environment. We believe that through planning, site management and preventive maintenance, the frequency and severity of releases can be minimized. The number and nature of controlled products in normal operations is usually restricted to hydrocarbons in the form of Diesel fuel, drilling fluids, lubricating oils (new and used), and hydraulic oils. When a release occurs, the Provincial and Federal agencies that administer safety, transportation and environmental legislation hold the discharger responsible. The discharger is responsible to report the release and to contain and clean up the product, or have these actions carried out, and to restore the site to pre-release condition. In the event of a release of hazardous substances, the following guidelines must be followed.
1.7 RELEASE RESPONSE
Senior Management will notify the proper authorities of the release if required by regulation.
1.8 REPORTING BY SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Any spill, release or emergency that may cause, is causing or has caused an adverse effect to the environment must be immediately reported to Alberta Environment.
An oral report to the authority having jurisdiction must be made within 24 hours or immediately on becoming aware of the occurrence, followed by a written report within seven (7) days. Responsibility for reporting the release is with the person who permitted the release or the person having control of the substance.
The following information must be provided:
The agency will give a reference number to confirm that the report was made. The reference number must be used in all further calls and reports regarding this specific release. Record all details of the content of the conversation. Only give facts, not opinions.
Alberta Environment 1-800-222-6514 or 780-422-4505
1.9 REPORTABLE QUANTITIES
1.10 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR FUEL STORAGE FACILITIES
All tanks in which fuel/oil or chemicals are stored must be surrounded by a berm or other equivalent structure designed to contain the contents in the event of a tank leak or failure.
Emergency Response: Spill with Potential Adverse Environmental Impact
Discard of Refuse
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