Our Commitment to Safety

SET HSE Policy

The health and safety of our employees, customers and suppliers is a core value at SET Environmental. We also work diligently to ensure that the work we do preserves and protects our environment. Our vision is to create a culture that empowers employees to work safely, promote wellness, and protect the environment. SET will work to continuously improve our Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) performance towards a goal of zero incidents.

Our HSE Principles

  • We value human life above all else and manage risks accordingly.
  • We will comply with all HSE laws and regulations and exceed those standards whenever possible to further enhance health, safety & the environment.
  • We will provide a safe work environment, clearly define safety policies, and train our employees perform work in a safe manner.
  • We will ensure employees have the authority, responsibility and accountability to perform work safely.
  • We will respond immediately to report and investigate incidents and near misses to determine cause and implement processes and practices to prevent recurrence.
  • We are committed to pollution prevention and sustainable development by incorporating social responsibility and environmental excellence into our business decisions and operations.
  • We will continually assess and improve our HSE systems and processes to achieve and maintain excellence in HSE performance.

Commitments / Objectives

Our commitments and strategic objectives under our HSE Management System include:

  • To instill a corporate culture where harm to our staff through work is unacceptable.
  • To clearly define safety policies and work rules.
  • To train employees to competently perform work in a safe manner.
  • To ensure employees have the authority, responsibility and accountability of safety performance.
  • To encourage team problem solving at all levels of the organization to implement work practices that continually improve safety performance.
  • To report and investigate incidents and implement processes and practices that prevent recurrence.
  • To ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry consensus standards.
  • To recognize safety performance and encourage employee safety excellence.
  • To provide information to employees that informs them of health and safety issues relevant to their operations.
  • To ensure adequate equipment and resources are available to employees.
  • To consistently enforce safety rules and coach employees to improve their safety performance.
  • To establish safety planning, goal setting and results accountability from senior leadership to individual jobs.

SET Environmental’s Employee Training Program

SET has been providing both classroom and on-the-job training for its personnel in-house since 1983. Over the years, the SET Training Program has been greatly expanded to incorporate changes in federal, state and local regulations as well as information gathered from our field operations.

SET instructors have both the necessary educational background and knowledge from on site experience. Instruction is presented using a multi-media approach which provides an optimal environment for learning and assures the high level of quality demanded by today's technical world. Our staff participants learn through lectures, print materials, videotapes, demonstrations, simulations, active participation and practice.

The current list of training modules in the SET Training Program is available on request. Each trainee is provided with an individualized curriculum from these modules, tailored to their previous education and experience, level of expertise and specific job description. In addition to the foundational elements, specific programs outlined below have been developed to meet governmental requirements and the company’s goal to provide a safe and healthy work place.

  • Benzene Exposure
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Competent Excavator
  • Compressed Gas Cylinder
  • Confined Space Entry (29 CFR 1910.146)
  • Confined Space Entry Program
  • Decontamination Program
  • DOT General Awareness & Function Specific Training (HM 126F)
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program
  • Emergency Response Program
  • Fire Prevention Plan
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift Safety Program
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Hazardous Energy Control Program (Lockout/Tagout)
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Incident Investigation/Recordkeeping
  • Level A PPE
  • Material Handling Program
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • New Technology Program
  • OSHA 8-hour Hazardous Waste Supervisor Training
  • OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER-29 CFR 1910.120)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program
  • Respiratory Protection Program (29 CFR 1910.134 & 42 CFR Part 84)
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • Training Program