SAINT-ROMUALD, QC, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - After a year of sustained
effort, the structural steel manufacturer Supermétal is proud to
announce today its attainment of two new major international
certifications, ISO 14001 for environmental management and OHSAS 18001
for health and safety. Having already acquired ISO 9001 certification
for quality control in 1997, Supermétal is now further distinguished by
becoming the first Canadian company in its domain to achieve the three
most significant, credible and sought-after certifications in the
sector of construction.
'Reaching the summit in quality control and health and safety standards
is very important, but we should not overlook the environmental part.
In attesting to the quality of our processes in all three sectors, these certifications are
strengthening Supermétal's leadership, setting the company apart from
its competitors and making our bids for service even more attractive,' Supermétal's President and General Manager Jean-François Blouin observed.
The ISO 14001 (International Standard Organisation) is the standard most
used in the ISO 14000 series covering the environment. It allows for
greater command of environmental issues and provides a tool for
integrating these issues in the overall management of the company, just
like quality control and health and safety. It also requires that
operations be structured with regard to regulations, while affording
better financial control of this problem. As for the British standard
OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), it
encompasses the prevention of occupational hazards by providing companies with the assessment and certification of their workplace
health and safety management system in compliance with the most
recognized international standards.
'Obtaining these highly recognized international standards involves an
enormous amount of work, and, once again, it's the team spirit at
Supermétal that made the difference and allowed us to go after two
certifications of such stature at the same time,' M. Blouin added.
Supermétal Structures is a well-established Canadian manufacturer that
operates plants in Quebec, Alberta and North Carolina (USA) serving a
mainly North-American clientele. Recognized for the quality of its
service and its labour relations, the Saint Romuald-based company of
more than 450 employees specializes in the production and installation
of structural steel for commercial and industrial buildings. For more
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