The MAVERICK Environmental, Health and Safety Program
Because MAVERICK Technologies works in so many complex and potentially dangerous environments, we take every precaution to ensure the safety of our people. All employees participate in our environmental, health and safety (EHS) program, making personal well–being the highest objective of every project. Each and every MAVERICK employee has full stop–work authority, should he or she feel a requested task may be unsafe.
A Team of Safety Professionals
Our staff of dedicated safety personnel manages the practical and global application of our EHS program. This team includes a director as well as regional, branch and functional managers with expertise in local regulations and safety hazards for complete process safety management. These leaders keep all employees, subcontractors and others informed of their specific roles with regards to the EHS program. They also ensure that the right tools, safety equipment and first–aid kits are available and that everyone knows their locations and proper use.
All of our training programs focus on achieving zero injuries, zero environmental incidents and zero operating disruptions. We provide hazard awareness training as well as any necessary qualified training for performing specific types of work and using certain kinds of equipment. We provide industry-specific training, such as paper mill safety, underground mine safety and refinery safety. All worksites meet the standards and requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). MAVERICK also offers an eLearning Center that provides global coverage of our EHS training program.
The Role of Management
All MAVERICK managers assume accountability for the health and safety of all employees and contractors. Managers also take responsibility for disciplinary enforcement of all EHS program policies. Everyone understands that health and safety are the key factors in all management decisions, so schedules and budgets never take precedent over the well–being of our people.
We establish measurable safety goals and continually audit our EHS program, performing formal reviews each year to ensure that we are meeting any new requirements. We also follow environmental regulations and new control technology developments to be sure we provide the most informed consulting services. Additionally, we encourage all employees to participate in the ongoing improvement process without fear of retribution or retaliation for reporting unsafe practices. Because of our commitment to safety, MAVERICK has always achieved recordable injury rates that are well below the national averages for the associated SIC and NAICS codes.