Health & Safety

Experience Brass Inc. Health & Safety Standards

Our Health & Safety Commitment

Brass Inc. is highly focused and committed to the health and safety of our employees and customers. It is our goal to make every effort to provide a safe and healthy work environment, and to perform all business operations in a safe and healthy manner. It is through the incorporation of health and safety practices and standards into all aspects of our operations, that we emphasize responsible and efficient management of safety, and ensure that it continues to be an integral component of our business practices. Working together our employees are dedicated to the continuing objective of reducing the risk of injury by following safe work practices using common sense, good judgment, and the appropriate protective equipment. We believe in the prevention of workplace injuries through training for all our workers. The success of our safety is a result of our dedication, commitment, involvement, and participation of all personnel working together. 

Work Area Safety

Safety is our number one priority at Brass Inc, without exceptions. Our training includes work area protection and our trucks are inspected prior to each day’s work. A detailed tailboard talk sheet is logged before each job begins to recognize any hazards that may be involved so that everyone can work safely.

Traffic Planning

Our training includes traffic protection from the Ontario Traffic Control Manual or Book 7. Where specific requirements for cones, flags, barriers and traffic personnel is applied prior to each job beginning so our work zones are safe.

Our Training

  • First aid CPR/AED
  • Bell excavating and trenching module
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Ground Disturbance Training
  • Metrolinx Training (PTS)
  • CN Rail Training
  • Traffic protection (Book 7)
  • Trenching and shoring
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • EUSA Equipotential grounding and bonding
  • Company Specific Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace Violence & Harassment
  • EUSA Basic electrical safety awareness and rules
  • Confined space entry
  • Hydrovac Operator Competency and Equipment Training
  • Fall protection
  • Driver Awareness and Load Securement
  • Lock-Out, Tag-Out
  • Excavating with Hydrovacs in the vicinity of underground electrical plant
  • Guideline for excavation in the vicinity of utility lines
  • Safe work practices
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods 
  • Fit-Testing

Certifications, Associations, and Programs

Brass Inc. is an ORCGA Member

ORCGA Member

“Working Together for a Safer Ontario” – the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) is an organization promoting efficient and effective damage prevention for Ontario’s underground infrastructure.

Brass Inc. is an IHSA Member

IHSA Member

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) is a leader in health and safety education. They provide safety solution for those performing high-risk activities through hands-on methods including training, auditing, and evaluation.

Brass Inc is an ISNETWORLD Member Contractor

ISNetworld Member Contractor

ISN helps qualified contractor members connect with clients that are hiring all over the world.

Brass Inc. is Dig Safe

Dig Safe

Addresses all elements of the damage prevention process and teaches users how to dig with care.

Brass Inc. is E-USA Trained

EUSA Trained

An extensive training program for electrical workers to gain the essential knowledge of the application of electrical and utility safety rules.

Brass Inc. is a LiUNA Member

LiUNA Member

LiUNA Local 183 is the largest Construction Local Union in North America.

RPRA Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority

RPRA Member

Ontario’s Hazardous Waste Program ensures liquid industrial and hazardous waste is properly stored, transported, recycled, recovered, and disposed to protect public health and the environment. Under this program, generators, carriers, and receivers of hazardous and liquid industrial waste must report their waste management activities to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. 

Health and Safety Excellence Program Member 2023 WSIB

WSIB Member

The Health and Safety Excellence Program is a WSIB performance-based rewards program. It integrates the strengths of the previous WSIB Small Business, Safety Groups, and Workwell programs into a new improved model. The Excellence Program is designed to provide businesses with a clear road map to improving their health and safety processes and systems.

Contractor Compliance

Contractor Compliance Users

Contractor Compliance is a cloud-based contractor management software that empowers organizations to easily collect, track and manage third-party contractor and vendor compliance requirements.

The Brass Standard

Since the year 2000, businesses have trusted us to provide reliable and independent hydro excavation, directional drilling, core drilling and industrial cleaning services. We’ve since expanded to offer our customers more services. Brass Inc. now provides dredging and dewatering.

We go above and beyond expectations and we’re happy to say: we definitely deliver!

Brass Services

Underground Utility Solutions

Locating underground cables is a serious job. While we take care of the hydro-excavation, core drilling, directional drilling, and utility installation, your focus can stay on where it needs to be: your business.

Industrial Cleaning

Cut costs with our industrial cleaning services. You make and sell the products while we extract, remove, clean and maintain your manufacturing plant.

Dredging Services by Brass Inc.

Dredging & Dewatering

Our dredging and dewatering services help aid the inspection and maintenance of ponds and lagoons while returning these waters to their original state.

Contact us to experience the Brass standard for yourself