Ensuring safety on the job site is an uppermost concern of ours — which makes that concern fade away for clients.

A focus on safety is an integral part of our corporate culture and critical to the high level of risk management we offer our clients. We take pride in our strong safety leadership role, both on our projects and within the construction industry. We have a zero tolerance approach to safety violations on our projects. This commitment has resulted in numerous safety awards for Daoust Construction.

To ensure a rigorous safety program and compliance with our corporate health and safety policy, we have established a Safety Advisory Committee consisting of all company executive and management personnel. The committee meets monthly and reviews the core obligations and due diligence issues for each project and the company.

Daoust Construction received the Construction Safety Association of Ontario & OGCA Accident Prevention Zero Frequency Award in:

  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995

Health and Safety Policy

It is the policy of Daoust Construction to perform work in the safest possible manner consistent with our health and safety policy and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario and applicable regulations.

We will ensure, monitor and enforce all requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulations for construction projects, and our corporate health and safety policy.

In addition to the above requirements, a specific program will be tailored to every project and will incorporate the following health- and safety-related components:

  • Duly assigned responsibilities
  • Specific trade contract conditions and clauses outlining compliance requirements, mandatory representations, enforcement and disciplinary clauses
  • A Joint Health and Safety Committee, including:
    • A worker trade committee
    • Certified health and safety representatives from both management and staff
  • A health and safety hazard recognition, assessment and control program
  • An accident prevention and investigation program
  • An emergency planning, communications and response program
  • A medical and first aid program
  • A fire prevention and control program
  • A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) program
  • Orientation programs for workers and trade contractors
  • A safety meeting program, including:
    • Monthly job site inspections and hazard analyses
    • Monthly joint health and safety meetings
    • Monthly worker trade safety meetings
    • Weekly "Tool Box" meetings
  • An implementation, assessment and control program for safe work procedures
  • Training programs
  • An enforcement and discipline policy program