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Taurus’ Environmental Safety Procedures

Regulatory requirements play an important role in any construction project. Standards are set to ensure that a project complies with environmental regulations such as managing waste or air emissions. This also helps companies to reduce their company’s carbon footprint on every site.

Taurus understands the need to protect the environment and is committed to operating a sustainable business. By incorporating procedures that value environmental standards, Taurus is dedicated to making sure the environment is not impacted in a negative way.

Site-specific WHMIS/TDG trained personnel

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. Hazard classification, cautionary labeling of containers and provision of safety data sheets are some of the ways trained personnel ensure the health and safety of workers and the environment. Personnel trained in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods work towards making sure that any hazardous materials are transported safely either by road, rail, boat or air.

Qualified Environmental Assessment Service

The environmental assessment process ensures that projects proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner and are compatible with the Environmental Protection Act. When environmental effects of projects are of concern, the process generates benefits by providing comprehensive project planning and design, maximizing environmental protection, enhancing government coordination, accountability, and information exchange and facilitating permitting and regulatory approval of projects.

Emergency spill response, containment, pickup and remediation

When an emergency occurs it is important to have a cost effective plan for clean up. Buildings, roads, and natural environments can be adversely affected by chemical contamination from substances such as hydrocarbons, mercury, lead, food grade products, acids, and caustics.

Construction and Management of environmental holding areas

The location and size of storage areas must comply with safety and environmental standards.

Dust control

Dust control measures are applicable to any construction site where there is the potential for air and water pollution from dust traveling across the landscape or through the air. Dust control includes practices used to reduce or prevent the surface or air transport of air during construction.

De-Watering and Vac truck services

Unwanted water can pose a threat to small or large construction projects. The collecting and removal of water during a project requires specialized knowledge and equipment.

Site reclamation, topsoil, and landscaping

Restoring land to its original use ensures that the goal of maintaining a healthy environment is achieved. Site reclamation can be ongoing during the completion of a project and can vary according to the work being done.

Implementation and maintenance of recycling programs

Asphalt, bricks, wood, cardboard, concrete, drywall, land clearing debris and site preparation debris are examples of some construction materials that can be recycled.

Waste handling and storage management

The Canadian Environmental Act identifies ways in which waste must be dealt with during construction. Safe containers must be labeled and kept sealed. They must be stored in a secure area. Hazardous waste storage methods must also meet specific requirements.

Sub-grade protection liners installation

A liner system must be impermeable and provide optimum environmental protection. The integrity of a lining system depends on the condition of the prepared subgrade. Using synthetic liners in combination with a prepared subgrade creates a composite lining system.

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