Done Safely, Without Compromise

This is not only our Health and Safety motto, but it serves as the foundation for our company culture and our approach to every project. Large or small, no job is worth doing without taking the appropriate precautions to ensure a safe working environment.

QM is committed to applying industry-leading quality standards, delivering results for our clients, and continuously meeting the safety needs of our employees. We integrate this commitment into our business planning and operations by establishing and maintaining a proactive Environmental, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS).

We foster a culture where employee safety, health, and well-being is our first priority and we all take responsibility for:

  • Focusing our efforts on injury and illness prevention by proactively looking for ways to identify and eliminate any unsafe or unhealthy conditions that may occur in our workplaces.
  • Seeking the necessary training and information to perform our work in the safest manner possible.
  • Complying with all applicable health, safety, and environmental legislation, our own internal EHSMS program and Best Practices, as well as our client’s safety programs.
  • Ensuring our managers, supervisors, and workers are accountable for protecting their personal safety and wellbeing, as well as that of their co-workers.
  • Assessing and managing the environmental, health, and safety risks associated with all aspects of our business to protect our employees, shareholders, clients, and the communities in which we operate.
  • Consistently striving for safety excellence. This includes taking ownership for continually evolving and improving our EHSMS and fostering a culture that recognizes our employees as our most important resource.

Our Process:

We recognize that every project site is unique. Our dedicated National Environmental, Health and Safety team embrace these differences when creating Health and Safety Plans (HASP) for each project. This plan includes information, rules, and requirements that are specific to the site and the scope of the project. 

Each site is audited on a regular basis to identify any shortcomings within the plan. Where such gaps exist, managers, supervisors, and EHS team members will collaborate to determine the appropriate corrective action that is required. This pooling of resources ensures that all aspects of the correction are appropriate for the project and tasks being completed.

Training and Education:

Knowledgeable workers are safer workers. QM invests in training personnel on the equipment and processes related to their work. We mandate that all employees attend annual Health and Safety training sessions that provide an overview of the company's Environmental, Health and Safety programs and work practices. 

We also provide training for our project field staff to ensure they are compliant with any specific industry requirements, technical knowledge, and practical experience. This allows us to deliver services safely and effectively.