DSG-Canusa’s continuous focus on safety

DSG-Canusa‘s vision is an Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) workplace, with no harm to people and no damage to the environment. At all of our locationsaround the world, we view Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) as a core value and an integral part of all business activities; we are committed to sustaining advances that result in HSE excellence for the long term. 

Workers at the heat-shrink production hall

ThinkSafe Toolkit

Our goal is to be an incident and injury-free workplace. Our commitment to safety is reflected in our educational practices, programs and accountability. At DSG-Canusa, we believe that prevention and education are essential keys to a safe workplace.

At our facilities around the globe, we employ many prevention tools to ensure that safety is at the top of everyone’s mind as they go through each workday. These include: 

Advanced Safety Audits (ASA) – ASAs are designed to enhance the engagement of leaders to engage with workers regarding safety, to recognize and encourage safe behaviors.

Employee Recognition – Our employee recognition program positively reinforces behaviors that we want to encourage.

Request for Action – The Request for Action (RFA) tool and the reporting of Hazard IDs empowers employees to assist in making the workplace safer.

Safety Moment – Safety Moments occur at the beginning of meetings when the focus is on a short message regarding safety.

Take 5 – The Take 5 for Safety initiative is designed to improve safety performance and reduce incidents when performing non-routine tasks.

Toolbox Talk (TBT) – A Toolbox Talk is an informal safety meeting that focuses on safety topics related to a specific job, such as workplace hazards and prevention practices.

Employee with wind turbines in the background

Monthly Safety Stand Down

The Global IIF Safety Stand Down reviews the safety performance of DSG-Canusa‘s Connection Technologies and promotes employee safety awareness with a monthly focus on a high-risk activity; employees stop work for safety.  

ThinkSafe Employee Ambassador Program​

In 2016, DSG-Canusa launched a behavioral based safety program, led by the opinions and messages of employees regarding safety. The overarching goal is to empower employees and mobilize a cross-functional team of safety leaders and spokespeople in each facility, to put safety first at DSG-Canusa, to provide a platform for our employees to voice their views on safety, to make visible commitments and to provide peer-to-peer leadership at a site level.

Employee with safety helmet in our heat-shrink production hall

DSG-Canusa’s Life-Saving Rules

At DSG-Canusa, the safety of our workforce is everyone’s priority and responsibility. We believe there is a safe way to perform every job throughout our operations across the globe. To enhance safety, DSG-Canusa has adopted these 12 Life-Saving Rules:

1. While driving, wear a seatbelt, do not use your phone, do not exceed speed limits, reverse park vehicles at company facilities.

2. Protect yourself against a fall when working at heights.

3. Do not walk under a suspended load.

4. Wear a seatbelt

5. Obtain authorization before entering a confined space.

6. Follow your journey management plan

7. Verify isolation before work begins and use specified life-protecting equipment.

8. Position yourself in a safe zone in relation to moving or energized equipment.

9. Work with a valid work permit where required.

10. No alcohol or drugs while working or driving.

11. Follow prescribed lift plan.

12. Obtain authorization before overriding or disabling safety-critical equipment.

Commitment to sustainability & environment

DSG-Canusa’s Commitment to Environment Stewardship

DSG-Canusa’s commitment to the environment is always a top priority, with both a Certified ISO 14001 environmental management system and a Certified ISO 50001 energy management system in place. With an established Green Team and resource-efficient manufacturing, we are constantly optimizing work and production processes. Some examples of these initiatives are:

  • We are reducing our CO² footprint by using a 100% green electricity energy supply while also optimizing our consumption.  
  • Eliminating hazardous substances from our processes.  
  • Reduction of water consumption 
  • Reduction of natural gas consumption by heating buildings with waste heat from compressors 
  • Reduction of compressed air consumption 
  • Use of LED lights instead of fluorescent tubes 
  • Training our teams in sustainable practices