Health & Safety

Health and safety is at the core of everything we do. It's more than just managing risks—we make safety a front-of-mind issue for everyone, building a strong safety culture for employees, partners, and the communities we serve. We believe this is imperative to mitigate risks and reduce incidents.

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace environment. Our Health & Safety policy forms the basis for the development and application of safety systems, behaviors, and standards, both within Hatch and at the projects we manage. These help safeguard employees, clients, contractors, visitors, and the communities in which we work.

A strong safety leadership is one of the pillars of any effective safety culture. Our corporate leadership—through to our project management teams—supports, engages, and challenges our colleagues and partners alike to improve safety performance in all their activities.

We train and empower our employees to be safety leaders. We are proud of their safety leadership in the office, on projects, and in their neighborhoods. To us, considering health and safety in everything we do isn't just a work requirement; it's a way of life.

For our partners, we offer internally-developed health-and-safety learning opportunities. Our Working Together Safely program has participants complete 10 safety modules with the guidance of a coach. Practical activities and a health-and-safety workshop further reinforce important messaging. Our construction-safety leadership program gives leaders in the project and construction environment a clear understanding of how to engage with and manage the safety performance of our contractors on any project site.

With our project work, we constantly challenge ourselves to find a better, safer way to get the job done. And we do. We’ve managed some of the world's most difficult projects in some of its most unforgiving locations, never compromising safety in construction, and always insisting on the best safety-design principles in all our engineering activities.


Health and Safety Awards

Bronze Award for Excellence
Brandon Hall | Best Advance in Custom Content category for Achieving No Harm: Hazard and Risk Management eLearning | Canada

Hatch recognized by the Chilean Safety Association
Hatch was recognized by the Chilean Safety Association (ACHS) for our outstanding commitment to occupational health and safety | Chile

Gold Award
Horizon Interactive | Recognition for our Travel Safety and 10 Safety Fundamentals training and eLearning programs | Canada

Canada’s Safest Employer – Mining and Natural Resources Employer
Canadian Occupational Safety |Recognizes outstanding health and safety organizations in a range of industries | Canada

Highest recognition by the Colombian Safety Council
Colombian Safety Council | Obtaining the highest score amongst six finalist through “Registro Uniforme para Contratistas” audit - a health and safety evaluation and monitoring system | Columbia

Mission: Zero Award
Safe Saskatchewan | Outstanding safety performance

Workplace Health and Safety Award
Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce | Recognition of an organization that has shown leadership through its commitment to improving its health and safety management practices or implemented a new, unique idea to create a safer, healthier work environment | Gahcho Kué Mine Project | Canada

Mining & Metals Project Development Safety Award
Hatch-Canadian Institute of Mining | Project recognition of safe execution of a significant Canadian project by a project owner or project team who is an active CIM member | Cameco - McArthur River Electrical Substation Project and, Glencore - Process Gas Project, Falconbridge | Canada

Health and Safety Award
Finalist Asociación Chilena de Seguridad (ACHS) | Recognition for exceptional safety leadership and health and safety management systems

Canada’s Safest Employer Award – Gold
Canadian Occupational Safety | In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in health and safety | Canada

Designer with the Best Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety Award
KZN Master Builders Association | Umgeni Road Interchange | South Africa

2013 Kinross Safety Award
Kinross Gold Corporation | Tasiast Expansion Project | Mauritania