Gitxaala Environmental Services OHS Program Development
As a brand new company, Gitxaala had no occupational health and safety program in place and a program was required.
A brand new, First Nations owned environmental services company based in Prince Rupert. The company planned to start small with 2 – 3 employees and grow to about 10 employees in 2022. Plans are to continue growth into the future and become a significant service provider in the area. Target clients include other local First Nations, local and regional governments and industrial clients including mining, pipelines and oil and gas.
As a brand new company, Gitxaala had no occupational health and safety program in place and a program was required for a few reasons:
- Companies are legally required to have a safety program in place.
- Potential clients were requiring the company have a documented program in place in order to be considered as a prospective service provider.
- Future desire to obtain a Certificate of Recognition (COR).
- Gitxaala wanted to do the right thing to protect future employees.