Leaders in Environmental and Transportation Infrastructure Services

Health & Safety

Award-Winning Health & Safety

With Safety being one of Tomlinson’s core values, we have invested heavily in developing procedures that ensure each of our divisions and projects is a safe place for our partners, our employees and the public.

We have a reputation for excellent standards in health and safety, evidenced through the awards we have won from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA), the Ontario Stone Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) and the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMAP) for no lost time injuries. Recently R W Tomlinson Limited was achieved the OHSAS 18001 certification, which again demonstrates our commitment to safety.

Our Commitment

Ensure a safe environment for partners, employees and the public.


We ensure worker health and safety through compliance with government regulations, membership of industry bodies, and the company’s Health and Safety Program. Tomlinson staff play instrumental roles in the health and safety committees of several organizations including, the National Capital Heavy Construction Association (NCHCA), the Ottawa Regional Labour Management Health & Safety Committee, the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSP), the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE), and ISNetworld.


Our extensive training program is tracked monthly and includes orientation, an annual audit, refresher courses, and in-cab evaluations for Commercial Vehicle Operators. We also have an internal Safety Recognition Program to celebrate divisions which meet zero lost time injuries.

Courses include: working at heights, confined space and propane, forklift, Powered Elevating Work Platform (PEWP), common core and generic frontline supervisor common core, traffic control, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), respirator fit testing, First aid/CPR, lockout and tag, and chainsaw safety.


Management and Supervisors are required to comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all applicable regulations, as well as abiding by and enforcing the Company’s Health and Safety Program. Supervisors are accountable for the safety of workers under their supervision.


Every worker must protect his or her own health and safety by working in compliance with the legislative requirements and the safe work practices and procedures as outlined in the Company’s Health and Safety Program.