The safety of our employees and customers is the most important aspect of our operations. Our commitment to safety is the foundation of our strong safety culture, can be seen in reduced injuries and lost-work days, and serves as a leading indicator of our strong project performance. All HEPACO personnel receive extensive training, including industry- and customer-specific training.

HEPACO employs a team of full-time health and safety professionals who regularly communicate safety alerts and near-miss and actual incident reports and provide safety awareness education. Our inspection teams routinely conduct random site audits of HEPACO offices, warehouses, and project locations, and include audit reporting with required areas for improvement. We also partner with our insurance carrier to analyze data, identify trends, and recognize potential problem areas to prevent future accidents.

Safety Program Highlights:

  • EMR is 0.93
  • Top quartile for total recordable incident rate (TRIR) performance for NAICS Code 562910
  • A comprehensive, independently reviewed corporate health and safety plan

Key Safety Practices:

  • Site-specific health and safety plan on all projects
  • Monthly all-employee safety meetings
  • Short-service employee program
  • Regular, documented job site and facility safety audits
  • Enhanced incident reporting protocol, including near-miss reporting
  • Full root-cause investigation of all reported incidents and near-misses, including documented corrective measures
  • Mandatory safety alerts to the entire team any time a near-miss, or incident occurs
  • Safety performance is a of every employee’s performance evaluation
  • HEPACO employs full-time health and safety professionals, including a certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professionals

Advanced Training Programs:

  • HAZWOPER (40-hour and annual 8-hour refresher)
  • Advanced Rail Car Specialists
  • Tank Car Specialist (TCS)
  • First aid/CPR
  • FRA Roadway Worker (RWT)
  • API WorkSafe
  • API Tank Entry Supervisor (TES)
  • SafeLand
  • Confined Space Entry (CSE) and CSE Rescue
  • Operator Qualification (OQ)
  • OSHA 10-Hour/30-Hour
  • Operator Qualification (OQ)
  • OSHA 10-Hour/30-Hour
  • Respiratory protection

There’s no safer team in the environmental services industry than HEPACO.

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