Geo-Foundations Becomes First Specialty Foundation and Ground Improvement Trade Contractor in North America to Achieve OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification
Geo-Foundations, a subsidiary of Hayward Baker Canada Ltd., has achieved certification for the OHSAS 18001:2007 international standard for workplace health and safety. John Rubright, Managing Director of Keller North America, made the announcement on behalf of the company.
After more than two years of implementing comprehensive programs and policies across every sector of the workplace environment based on core principles such as worker engagement and continuous improvement, Geo-Foundations succeeded in passing the Stage 1 and 2 OHSAS 18001 audits in November and December, respectively.
Formal certification for OHSAS 18001 was conferred on Geo-Foundations on January 26, 2015.
This new accomplishment comes on the heels of Geo-Foundations becoming, in October 2013, the first foundation trade contractor in Ontario to achieve COR National Standard certification through the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association of Ontario.
Continuing this trend in safety leadership, Geo-Foundations has become the first specialty foundation and ground improvement trade contractor in North America to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification.
“We are very proud to receive this certification, as it speaks volumes about our long-held core values and genuinely strong safety culture at Geo-Foundations. Leadership in construction workplace safety serves every one of our stakeholders – from our clients and subcontractors to every member of our internal teams. With initial certification behind us, our goals now include meeting the principle of continuous improvement in terms of refining our procedures, policies, and worker engagement."
Todd Edmunds, President of Geo-Foundations