CTC Safety Mission
At CTC, safety is our number one priority. We are committed to creating, following and staying up to date on all safety practices within our trade. As an industry leader we focus on the welfare of our technicians, our customers, and all those involved on our jobs.
In an effort to uphold our safety standards, CTC practices include the following:
- Following applicable OSHA standards
- Development and distribution of all safety procedures
- Continuing education and training for all CTC field technicians
- Development of site-specific safety plans
- Pre-job and pre task safety analysis
- Jobsite safety audits
- Drug and Alcohol testing
Our 27 year safety record is a direct reflection of our "Safety First" commitment
CTC "SAFETY FIRST" COMMITMENT
CTC is committed to the philosophy and practice of achieving and sustaining an accident free work environment.
The CTC commitment to safety is an integral part of our corporate infrastructure. Every effort is made in the best interest of accident prevention, safety, and health protection in order to ensure this goal. It is the policy of CTC to perform every project in the safest possible manner in an attempt to prevent accidents and injuries. At CTC, we believe that the majority of accidents can be prevented provided that potential safety hazards are recognized, reported to the appropriate person, and resolved immediately.
The management of CTC believes that accident prevention is a constant and shared responsibility. Each technician’s daily routine must have "Safety First" built into every aspect. All of our technicians commit to upholding the standards of OSHA as well as the safety standards set forth by our customers and our company. Further employee participation includes ongoing safety education and training, self-evaluation and pre-planning, as well as accountability for their share in the prevention of accidents for their own personal safety, and for the safety of the environment in which they are working in.
At CTC we make it our top priority to stay current on all federal and state compliance demands including EPA, AQMD and OSHA. It is our industry obligation to follow the continuing changes to the evolving safety and environmental requirements which benefits our customers. Our technicians are EPA-608 certified and receive continuous safety and environmental training.
CTC abides by the following compliances:
The California Energy Commission will enforce the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24) for Refrigerated Warehouses submitted for permit on and after January 1, 2010. This will affect refrigerated space greater than 3,000 square feet and room temperatures of 55°F and lower. One of the reasons for the new Title 24 is to respond to Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which mandates that California must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
AQMD - Ventura County
AQMD Rule 1415 Reduction of Refrigerant Emissions from Stationary Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems require owners and operators of stationary refrigeration systems holding more than 50 pounds of a CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) or HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) refrigerant must submit a Registration Plan for the entire facility to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) by January 1, 1996, and every two years thereafter.
Air Resources Board (ARB) in California is working on the upcoming Refrigerant Management Program from the state level. The Refrigerant Management Program is a regulatory proposal to require specific best management practices to reduce emissions of refrigerant from non-residential refrigeration systems. The proposal includes provisions similar to current federal and local regulations in effect specific to ozone-depleting substances (ODS) refrigerants and extends requirements to ODS refrigerants substitutes. The proposed regulation will affect any person who owns or operates a facility with a stationary, non-residential refrigeration system using more than 50 pounds of a high-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, services any appliance using a high-GWP refrigerant, or distributes or reclaims a high-GWP refrigerant.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the certification for technicians performing maintenance on equipment for air conditioning and heating, and refrigeration systems. There are regulations such as how to properly evacuate air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment to established vacuum levels when opening the equipment for maintenance, service, repair, or disposal.
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It was created by Congress of the United States under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing rules called standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA has established many regulations for the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia and other highly hazardous chemicals. It also regulates safety at work places and construction practices.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) enforces the U.S. state of California's occupational and public safety laws and provides information and consultative assistance to employers, workers, and the public regarding workplace safety and health issues.
The Transportation Security Administration formed immediately following the tragedies of Sept. 11. The agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for security of the nation's transportation systems. The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is a vital security measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to secure areas of the nation's maritime transportation system.