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MUL-E Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Systems

Mission Statement

Mul-E Tech is committed to protecting the environment, health, and safety of our employees, customers and the communities where we operate.

We realize that by integrating sound environmental, health, and safety

management practices into all aspects of our business, we can offer

technologically innovative services while conserving and enhancing

our living resources for future generations.

Mul-E Tech strives for continuous improvement in our environmental,

health and safety management systems and in the environmental quality

of our products, processes, and services.


Guiding Principles

-Meet or exceed all applicable environmental, health and safety requirements. We

will evaluate our EHS performance by monitoring ongoing performance results

and through periodic management reviews.

-Where laws and regulations do not provide adequate controls, we will adopt

our own standards to protect human health and the environment.

-Advocate the adoption of prudent environmental, health and safety principles

and practices by our contractors, vendors, and suppliers.

-Communicate environmental, health, and safety policies and programs to

Mul-E employees and stakeholders.

-Design, manage and operate our facilities to maximize safety, promote

energy efficiency, and protect the environment.

-Strive to create products that are safe in their intended use, conserve

energy and materials, and prevent pollution throughout the product life cycle

including design, manufacture, use, and end-of-life management.

-Ensure that all employees are aware of their role and responsibility to fulfill

and sustain Mul-E's environmental, health and safety management systems

and policy.


Key Actions


An integral part of any health and safety management system is training related

to the hazards associated with the workplace. We provides staff with

training directly related to the immediate workplace conditions. This training

must be viewed as an on going integral part of the health and safety

management system. The responsibility to ensure that all staff working within

a unit have received the appropriate training, both that which is prescribed by

legislation and that which is Company based, rests with the direct supervisor

and ultimately with the head for the given unit.  The type of training, which

needs to be provided, includes: training prescribed by legislation, hazard

identification skills, proper use of personal protective equipment, health and

safety policy/ procedure training; proper techniques to be used in carrying out

workplace procedures; and duties, rights and responsibilities under the

applicable legislation. The most appropriate, knowledgeable and competent

person available should carry out delivery of the training. The immediate

supervisor should deliver much of the training, as that person has direct

knowledge of many of the hazards associated with the work.

Performance Standards  

In developing the management system to accompany the Company's Health and

Safety Policy, it is recognized that neither of these two are static entities. Both

elements are living entities, which are required to be flexible to respond to the

ever changing legislative requirements as well as the reality of the changing

elements of a dynamic workplace. The types of issues, which arise in today's

workplace environment, must be dealt with from both a legislative requirement

perspective as well as addressing the true risks associated with the work

activity. The primary way of uncovering these issues is through an active

inspection, monitoring and audit process. Each team is required to ensure

that the appropriate performance standards are established within the work

unit, that they are adhered to and fully implemented. A system of record

keeping of the monitoring is required and must be kept up to date, including

details of what corrective actions are implemented.

Risk Assessments

It is the responsibility of the Safety Officer to conduct risk assessments and

satisfy themselves that the risk assessments are: Completed; Completed to

consistent and reasonable standards; Relate to the current work performed

within the department; Are reviewed on an annual basis; and are supported by

adequate and up-to-date records. The Department of Environmental Health

and Safety can also be contacted for guidance and assistance.

Inspections and Monitoring

In order to verify and document the functioning and effectiveness of safety

programs and policies, a system of active and reactive monitoring must be

maintained. A workplace must have a portion to be inspected monthly by a

worker member of a Joint Health and Safety Committee, and the entire

workplace must be inspected yearly. To effectively support these

requirements, regular departmental inspections must be conducted. The

principle behind conducting an inspection is to conduct a physical check on a

department to identify the presence of hazards requiring control measures to

be put into place. Inspections at the departmental level should enable a

Department Head to establish whether the standards required by the

Company and the legislation are being complied with and are fully

implemented. If compliance issues exist, it is a requirement for the

Department Head to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to correct any

deficiencies. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety can also be

contacted for advice, direction and training in this area. As a second level

check on the effectiveness and efficiency of the management system, routine

proactive monitoring should occur. The Joint Health and Safety Committee

members should conduct this check as they complete the required legislative

checks. Unfortunately no matter how effective a safety management system

is put into place, serious occurrences do occur from time to time. When these

situations arise, a reactive monitoring system needs to be used. This allows

for a consistent follow up to these occurrences, determining the true root

cause and facilitating the implementation of the appropriate corrective

measures. In these situations, the Department of Environmental Health and

Safety needs to be contacted so that they can assist the department in

finding the root cause and suggest corrective action to prevent a

re-occurrence. Other people to contact include the certified members of the

local Joint Health and SafetyCommittee, the supervisor and Safety Officer for

the Department. In the event of a fatality or critical accident as defined by the

EHS team the GM also be notified and will, in most cases, investigate.


The audit system provides another check on the overall Occupational Health and

Safety System at the Company and will be performance based. The audit will be

carried out on various departments by the Department of Environmental Health

and Safety in conjunction with Internal Audit and will measure the level of

compliance by the various departments with this management system and the

overall Company Policy on Occupational Health and Safety. This achieves

two objectives: the senior administration have an overview of each

department's level of compliance with the required legislation and policies of

the Company, and any shortcomings are clearly identified, allowing Department

Heads and Directors to set specific priorities for addressing shortcomings in

resource allocations and other areas, which directly impact on their program



On a yearly basis, the Head of Environmental Health and Safety is required to

produce a formal report on the level of compliance by the Company with the

legal requirements of the applicable health and safety and environmental


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