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Safety & Training

Our Commitment to Safety

SET Environmental is committed to being an industry leader in safety performance. By establishing standards and continuously raising the bar in this area, we are creating a culture for all employees to “Think about safety every day”.

SET Environmental’s Health and Safety Policy

The safety and health of our employees and the protection of the environment are our company’s greatest responsibilities. No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take time to perform our work safely to prevent occurrences of accidents and injuries. We always adhere to the following policies:

  • We are committed to providing a safe work environment for all of our employees.

  • We do not want any of our employees to get injured.

  • We expect each employee to be responsible for their safety and to be held accountable for the safety of the people and equipment around them.

  • We consider this responsibility a part of each employee’s performance. To this end, we expect each employee to:

    • Understand and promote safety for themselves and their fellow workers.
    • Refuse to perform unsafe tasks.
    • Report all hazards and close calls to their supervisor.
    • Use appropriate protective equipment.
    • Follow established safety procedures at all times.
    • Take the time to perform the job safely.

The foundation of SET Environmental's Health and Safety program is:

  • Management’s commitment to safety

  • Establishing safety as a job performance issue

  • Establishing responsibilities under the health and safety program

  • Establishing a process for hazard recognition, evaluation and control that involves all employees participating in the continuing development of our Health and Safety Program.

To promote safety awareness:

  • Department managers ensure employees are provided with an individualized training program, tailored to their previous education, experience and job description.

  • SET Safety Minutes – conducted on site by supervisors twice a day.

  • Committee members perform unannounced weekly safety audits.

  • Supervisors conduct & document weekly safety inspections.

  • Safety Forms:

    1. Health and safety plans
    2. Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
    3. Near Misses – a tool used as a means to identify unsafe conditions & establish safety control measures before a serious injury occurs.
  • Evaluation of subcontractor’s safety performance.

SET Environmental’s Employee Training Program

SET has been providing both classroom and on-the-job training for its personnel in-house since 1983. Over the years, the SET Training Program has been greatly expanded to incorporate changes in federal, state and local regulations as well as information gathered from our field operations.

SET instructors have both the necessary educational background and knowledge from on site experience. Instruction is presented using a multi-media approach which provides an optimal environment for learning and assures the high level of quality demanded by today's technical world. Our staff participants learn through lectures, print materials, videotapes, demonstrations, simulations, active participation and practice.

The current list of training modules in the SET Training Program is available on request. Each trainee is provided with an individualized curriculum from these modules, tailored to their previous education and experience, level of expertise and specific job description. In addition to the foundational elements, specific programs outlined below have been developed to meet governmental requirements and the company’s goal to provide a safe and healthy work place.

  • Benzene Exposure

  • Blood Borne Pathogens

  • Competent Excavator

  • Compressed Gas Cylinder

  • Confined Space Entry (29 CFR 1910.146)

  • Confined Space Entry Program

  • Decontamination Program

  • DOT General Awareness & Function Specific Training (HM 126F)

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program

  • Emergency Response Program

  • Fire Prevention Plan

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Forklift Safety Program

  • Hazard Communication Program

  • Hazardous Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)

  • Hearing Conservation Program

  • Incident Investigation/Recordkeeping

  • Level A PPE

  • Material Handling Program

  • Medical Surveillance Program

  • New Technology Program

  • OSHA 8-hour Hazardous Waste Supervisor Training

  • OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER-29 CFR 1910.120)

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program

  • Respiratory Protection Program (29 CFR 1910.134 & 42 CFR Part 84)

  • Safety Incentive Program

  • Training Program