Health and Safety

MEG’s commitment to safety is simple – it is our goal for all workers to return home safely to their families at the end the day. To make good on this commitment we foster a culture of health and safety and have implemented progressive safety-focused practices, which adhere to industry best-practices and regulatory requirements. Our programs are intended to prepare and empower employees and contractors to avoid incidents before they happen and to stay safe. It is about more than protecting our assets - it is about protecting our people, stakeholders and the environment around us.

Management of health and safety at MEG, includes both occupational health and safety and process safety. Starting at the design phase, process safety is an integrated approach that is applied through the entire lifecycle of a project or facility, including continuous learning and improvements. It ensures that facilities are well designed, properly operated and well maintained.

Our Environment, Health and Safety Policy outlines our commitment to safety and MEG’s approach to continuous performance improvements. MEG’s Integrated Environment, Health and Safety Management System aligns with ISO 14001 and Certificate of Recognition (COR) Safety Program. Click here to learn more about our Management System, including contractor management and emergency response procedures.


2017 Performance

MEG had a busy operational year with increased site activity in 2017. Health and Safety was again prioritized on our busy worksite with diligent focus and adherence to policies and procedures, and an expectation that everyone make safety their personal responsibility. Based on data from our widely-adopted Observation Card Hazard Reporting System and previous historical performance, MEG set the following three safety focus areas for the year:   

  • Slips, trips and fall hazards
  • Housekeeping
  • Winterization

To support performance in these areas, MEG launched the successful “Stop, Think and Plan” campaign, which reminded workers to: focus their attention to the task; self-assess the task and the workers involved; and identify and eliminate unsafe behaviours and hazardous conditions.

In 2017, MEG had a slight increase in incidents compared to prior years, including one employee lost time accident and one employee recordable incident. Seventy five percent of incidents were related to minor hand injuries and slips, trips and falls; primarily associated with weather conditions at site. Targeting improvement in these areas, specific safety task forces were established to examine and implement measures to prevent the re-occurrence of these types of incidents. MEG will continue to focus on prevention, as it is key to incident reduction and keeping our workers safe.

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.