All CPS employees are expected to support CPS’s efforts to protect the Environment by:
- Maintaining standards for the transportation, storage and disposal of dangerous goods according to national and site specific guidelines.
- Complying with the site-specific environmental protection plan
- Reporting any environmental incidents to your supervisor
- Complying with waste control and disposal procedures.
Note: Detailed environmental procedures are readily available at your work site.
CPS will make every effort to minimize the effect of our operation on the environment. CPS is unified in its commitment to environmental excellence and continuous improvement. CPS 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 the job of a few specialists; it is a crucial and integral part of our day-to-day business.
Everyone can make a difference by following a few simple practices:
- Plan ahead. Before starting a project, identify the land use permit requirements and other environmental restrictions that may apply.
- Order supplies and materials carefully to minimize waste.
- Develop a waste management plan. Make sure you know well in advance what to do with waste that is generated at your place of work. Remember that many materials can be reused or recycled.
- Use portable liners under all fluid transfer points.
- Report spills without delay, according to the procedures in your operating area.
- Keep your job site clean. Manage trash carefully, paying particular attention to Bio Hazardous Waste and to avoid attracting wildlife.
- Be aware of the general condition of the areas where you work. If you see something that doesn’t look right report it.
Spill Reporting Procedure
All spills or potential spills of petroleum products or other hazardous materials must be reported to the 24 hour spill report line to ensure that an investigation may be undertaken by the appropriate government authority.
Fill out the spill report form as completely as possible before sending the report, and then report the spill immediately to Yellowknife using the 24-hour Spill Report Line (867) 920-8130. A spill report form is located in the EMS. binder and has to be filled out as completely as possible.
A follow-up written report that includes a final estimate of the spill amount, cleanup and recovery activity undertaken, a disposal plan for any contaminates, and the actions taken to prevent a future occurrence must be written and sent to the Spill Report Line.
Non-Emergency Spills. Spills that are on the pad, contained, under control, small in volume, and be cleaned up by the spiller of the local Spill Response Team, must be reported.
Emergency Spills. Spills involving injuries, fires or safety hazards, uncontrollable or continuously releasing materials, blowouts, or spill into waterways must be reported to the appropriate emergency number.
Spill Definition / Impact
• Any incident that releases a contaminant into the environment can be considered a spill, and will be taken very seriously by CPS. The regulations that apply to spill prevention, reporting, and response are complex, and the penalties for non-compliance are severe.
§ Most spills at our operations are small drips and leaks onto gravel pads, from vehicles and equipment. All spills in our area of operation must be cleaned up to the satisfaction of our client, and the appropriate regulatory agencies.
• Every CPS worker should know how to prevent spills and what to do if a spill occurs. Contact CPS operations if you need further information about your specific duties
Note: Prevention is our first and most effective line of defense against spills and is everyone’s responsibility.
CPS Safety Training Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide for general and specialized safety and related training throughout all levels of the organization. The company will provide, and employees will participate in, all safety and related training that is necessary to minimize losses of human and physical resources of the company.
This training will include, but not be limited to:
- Safety orientations for newly-hired personnel;
- Job-specific training;
- Safety training for supervisors and management;
- Task and trade-specific training and certification;
- Specialized safety and related training; and
- Refresher and update training.
Remember “Learning continues for a Lifetime.”