Health & Safety

North American Construction Group attributes its success to the innovation, dedication and expertise of its employees. Accidents are more than a threat to productivity; they’re a threat to the well being of our people. We do all that we can to minimize these incidents by promoting a safe work environment. We believe that every employee is entitled to a healthy and safe workplace while ensuring the protection of the environment. Our operations are guided by a strict safety policy which puts worker health and safety first.

Our ultimate goal is to reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and incidents by using every means possible and through the aggressive promotion of healthy and safe work practices in the work environment. North American Construction Group strives to ensure the optimum success of this policy through compulsory participation by all employees, management and subcontractors.

To achieve this critical objective, we believe that there must be consequences for good or bad, positive or negative behaviour as it relates to any aspect of health, safety or protection of the environment. Employees have a personal responsibility to work safely at all times. A commitment to adhere to North American Construction Group’s standards of practice for health, safety and environment is a condition of employment. That is why we put so much focus on safety. Our distinguished safety record, including millions of hours without a lost-time-incident in Alberta’s oil sands, is a testament to our uncompromising commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. Being a leader in safety contributes to our efficiency—not only does minimizing accidents increase the work speed, but also, it enables us to attract and retain some of the most sought after talent in the industry.

In April of 2016, North American Construction Group was awarded the John T. Ryan National Safety Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, for our outstanding safety performance on our operations at the Kearl Lake mine site. The award recognized NACG for a zero recordable injury rate on this site in 2015.

North American’s safety performance has also been recognized by the Alberta Mine Safety Association in 2015, 2017, and 2018, when we were presented with their Safety Excellence Award. 

Most recently, in April of 2022, North American was awarded a 5-Star Safety Culture by Canadian Occupational Safety.