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Health and Safety

At MEG, we continue to look for ways to further our environment, health and safety performance and to be proactive in protecting the health and safety of our workers.

In 2017, MEG enjoyed an exciting year of increased site activity while striving for continuous improvement in health and safety. Using our widely-adopted Observation Card hazard reporting system and previous historical data, we focused on the following:

  • Slips, trips and fall hazards
  • Housekeeping
  • Winterization

MEG launched a successful Health and Safety campaign using the methodology of “Stop, Think, and Plan” to address these topics. The campaign reminded workers to focus their attention to the task, self-assess the task and the workers involved and ultimately identify and eliminate unsafe behaviours and hazardous conditions when possible.

MEG will continue to focus on prevention, which is key to incident reduction and keeping our workers safe. In 2017 with significantly increased activity at site we had a slight increase in incidents including one employee lost time accident and one employee recordable incident. Seventy five percent of the incidents were related to minor hand injuries and slips, trips and falls primarily related to weather conditions at site. Specific safety task forces were established in both of these areas to examine and implement measures to prevent the re-occurrence of these types of incidents.

Parameter (Incident Frequency) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
MEG Employee LTIF 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18
MEG Employee RIF 2 0.13 0.29 0.29 0.17 0.36
MEG Contractor LTIF 1 0.05 0.12 0.00 0.00 0.28
MEG Contractor RIF 2 0.86 0.88 0.71 0.48 0.94

1 Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) is the # of lost time injuries experienced by MEG employees /MEG Contractor per 200,000 hours worked.
2 Recordable Injury Frequency (RIF) is the # of recordable injuries experienced by MEG Employees / MEG Contractors per 200,000 hours worked.