For the seventh year in a row, Colas has organized Safety Awareness Week, a week-long event dedicated to safety across its 800 business units and 2,000 production and recycling sites on five continents. This year’s theme is “NOISE.”
Colas Safety Awareness Week is June 24-28, 2019.
The 2019 edition of Safety Awareness Week focuses on the dangers of noise and on the importance of using hearing protection at all times, which is mandatory at each of the Group’s sites and facilities (construction sites, quarries, plants). The goal is to remind all employees that any noise above 80 dB (A) is hazardous, has negative impact on the human body, and hearing loss is permanent and irreversible.
Colas Safety Awareness Week 2019 includes a poster campaign, quizzes during which employees can test their knowledge, and numerous videos, available on the Colas YouTube channel. A brochure details the effects of noise on the body (tinnitus, hearing loss, dizziness, cardiovascular issues, insomnia, stress, etc.) and offers advice and best practices in the fight against eight popular beliefs (“Jobsites aren’t that noisy”, “Intensity is the only thing that makes noise dangerous”, “Hearing loss is only for the elderly”).
The Delta Companies Inc. and the other Colas subsidiaries across the country and around the world are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. We are also committed to helping our employees learn and practice safe behaviors at home with their families and friends. The “Colas Goal Zero” and “Living Goal Zero” logos are constant reminders of one of our key messages: Go Home Safe. Everyone. Everyday.
Above and beyond this annual Colas Safety Awareness Week, our safety policy is communicated daily, based on four main cornerstones:compliance with safety regulations; training and information; safety as part of the initial design of construction sites and processes; and monitoring actions carried out by the Group. This policy is also based on innovation (exoskeleton, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, etc.).
Safety, along with Ethics, is a core value at Colas. The Group has been implementing a proactive risk and incident prevention policy for more than twenty years and aims to be the benchmark company in this field.
Colas is a world leader whose mission is to promote transportation infrastructure solutions for sustainable mobility. With 58,000 employees in more than 50 countries on five continents, the Group performs some 85,000 road construction and maintenance projects each year via 800 construction business units and 2,000 material production units. You may learn by visiting www.Colas.com.