The health and safety of all AECS employees, customers, and subcontractors is a vital and non-negotiable element of all our office and field activities. It is a primary goal of AECS to provide a work environment that is free from or protected against all recognized potential health and safety risks. Responsibility for health and safety begins at the top of the organization and flows to every person in the organization. Managers at all levels are required to make independent assessments of the health and safety of every job site and situation for which they have responsibility.
All work activities are executed in conformance with our comprehensive Corporate Health and Safety Program, and Site Specific Health and Safety Plans are required for each project work site. Anyone seeing an unsafe act or an unsafe condition is empowered to take immediate action to relieve the situation.
AECS personnel maintain a safe and healthy work environment through the application of corporate and site specific policies and procedures which are in conformance with the provisions of OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926 as well as the laws and regulations of the state in which the activities are taking place. All AECS field personnel and management personnel have received the mandatory 40 hours of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training per 29 CFR 1910. 120 and receive the annual 8 hour refresher training. In addition, at least one supervisor on each site receives the 8 hour specialized course in hazardous waste site supervision.
The leadership at AECS firmly believes that accidents don't happen. They are caused-- either by unsafe acts or by unsafe conditions. Every possible precaution is taken to identify and eliminate unsafe conditions and to prevent unsafe acts.
AECS has an excellent safety record, with no recordable or reportable accidents since its incorporation in 1997.