Mackintosh Corporation takes the occupational safety and health of its workforce and that of the general public seriously. It ensures that safety best practices are followed at all its project sites. Prior to the commencement of any project it assesses all risks and provides its workers with the necessary Standards compliant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and implements site safety measures. These measures are regularly reviewed and adapted as and when the need arises. All senior Mackintosh executives have undergone the 40 hour Construction Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) Course for Site Safety Officers, setting the example from the top. It is the general policy of Mackintosh Corporation to perform work in the safest manner possible consistent with good construction practices.
Mackintosh also continuously ensures that its workers are properly oriented in construction safety practices and compliant with the 1 Day Safety Orientation for Construction Workers. See http://mackproof.com/mackintosh-holds-1-day-safety-orientation-for-its-workers/
Mackintosh Corporation Safety and Health Policy
It is the general policy of Mackintosh Corporation to provide a safe workplace for its workers and to ensure all work activities are carried out safely. The policy is embodied in the following:
- Compliance with OSH standards and practices;
- Compliance with the Provisions of DOLE DO No. 13, series of 1998;
- Identification of potential hazards that may arise from the programmed/scheduled work activities;
- Securing DOLE approval of a Construction Safety and Health Program (CSHP) for each of its projects;
- Organizing the work activities so as to minimize the risk arising from them;
- Ensuring that all workers are given the required safety orientation and project related briefing prior to deployment to a site;
- Ensuring that all workers are provided with quality and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
- Establishing a General Safety and Health Committee as well as site Safety and Health Committees for each individual project to act as policy making body respectively in the general conduct of business and project sites on all issues pertaining to safety and health;
- Ensuring the conduct of daily toolbox meetings.
Mackintosh has also, in consultation with its workforce, adopted the following Policies impacting on Safety and Health:
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy
Workplace Policy And Program on Hepatitis B
Workplace Policy on Tuberculosis
Smoke-Free Workplace Policy
Sexual Harrassment Policy
Workplace Breastfeeding Policy
Occupational Safety and Health at project sites are governed either by:
- A project specific Construction Safety and Health Program submitted to and approved by DOLE where Mackintosh is the main contractor; or
- The DOLE approved Construction Safety and Health Program of the General Contractor where Mackintosh is a subcontractor.
The following are the General Policies in relation to Safety and Health:
- The creation of a General Safety and Health Committee comprising representatives from management, workers and safety personnel.
- Management shall provide: a safe working environment; safe systems of work; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the workers; facilities for the welfare of workers; information, instruction, training and supervision that is reasonably necessary to ensure that each worker is safe from injury and risks to health; a commitment to consult and co-operate with workers in all matters relating to health and safety in the workplace and a commitment to continually improve our performance through effective safety management.
- Each worker has the obligation to: comply with safe work practices, with the intent of avoiding injury to themselves and others and damage to plant and equipment; take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others; wear personal protective equipment and clothing where necessary; comply with any direction given by management for health and safety; not misuse or interfere with anything provided for health and safety; report all accidents and incidents on the job immediately, no matter how trivial and report all known or observed hazards to their supervisor or Safety Officer.
- Risk assessment will be undertaken for all workers, work activities and systems on a project basis and/or annually. It consists in identifying the hazards; identifying who might be harmed and how; evaluating the risks from identified hazards.