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Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (1978) Limited (Lake Asphalt) is totally committed to establishing and promoting a working environment where the Health, safety and Welfare of all employees (permanent and casual), contractors, customers, suppliers, visitors and those who may be affected by our operations/ activities are of paramount importance and protection of the environs.

In this regard, Lake Asphalt shall:

  • Develop and implement systems (such as a HSE Management System) to ensure the safety, health and welfare of all employees, contractors, customers, visitors and suppliers and minimizing the impacts on the environment in keeping with applicable local and international legislation and industry best practice.
  • Ensure that the required resources and competencies are provided to facilitate the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, of the said systems.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of the required policies and procedures designed to promote safe working practices and environmental protection and such documents will be monitored and reviewed continually for improvement.
  • Facilitate the creation of an improved HSE culture throughout the establishment by increasing awareness through competent supervision, educational activities, training, toolbox, and job safety analysis meetings. HSE Committee meetings and open discussion sessions to encourage employee participation and involvement.
  • Establish a Behavior Based Safety Incentive Program to encourage employees’ participation in their overall health, well-being and safety and thereby assisting with the culture change.
  • Comply with all applicable HSE related local and international legislation (such as the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2004 (as amended) (“the OSH Act”) and industry best practice.
  • Conduct suitable and sufficient Risk Assessments annually and more often if necessary and ensure that the required measures are instituted to control/manage risks in accordance with the OSH Act.
  • Develop and implement a Health Surveillance Program, having regard to the risks to employees’ health status as identified by the annual risk assessments.
  • Ensure the reduction of accident, incidents, near misses and occupational illnesses/diseases by preventative strategies, monitoring, prompt reporting, thorough investigations and recording.
  • Ensure that any case of reportable accidents and/ or occupational illness and environmental release will be reported to the relevant agency (such as the OSH Agency, the EMA, MOEEA) within the stipulated time frame.
  • Develop and implement an Emergency Response Plan and conduct simulation exercises and drills as stipulated in the plan to ensure safe, efficient, and effective response to emergencies.
  • Establish a Safety and Health Committee to keep under review the measures implemented to ensure the safety and health of all personnel at work.
  • Ensure that all applicable policies/procedures and company’s rules are communicated to all employees to facilitate and ensure compliance as well as the disciplinary proceedings in the event of non-compliance.
  • Ensure that this Policy be reviewed and updated annually and more often in required (in such case as legislative, technological or organizational change) and communicated to all employees.