CANUS Receives Gold Shovel Certification

Gold Shovel Certificate

Gold Shovel Certificate

CANUS Corporation is proud to announce that we have received PG&E Gold Shovel Standard Certification.

This first-of-its kind excavation safety program is designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E’s underground gas and electric system. Safety being the first and highest priority, the Gold Shovel Standard Certification will ensure that PG&E’s hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards. Safe excavation prevents injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.

PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard in accordance with California Government Code 4216 which governs excavation work in the state. Among other things, contractors must demonstrate that they call 811 before any excavation work begins to have underground lines located and marked by utility owners.

CANUS Corporation looks forward to working with PG&E and its affiliates to grow this program to be an industry standard, showing our commitment to ensuring public safety and effective damage prevention practices.

CANUS provides extensive Damage Prevention Standby Inspection Services within the Pipeline Inspection Services line of business offering.

CANUS’s Safety Excellence Continued

CANUS EMR

CANUS EMR

CANUS continues their record of safety excellence through 2014 and moving into 2015.  CANUS continues to keep their Experience Modification Rate (EMR aka “Ex Mod”) well below the standard 1.0.  CANUS Continues to leverage their training facilities to front load employees with the tools and information required to perform their work scopes in as safe and efficient a manner as possible.  Employees of CANUS Corporation know that safety is a primary concern during all project activities.  CANUS Corporation realizes that to achieve zero accidents, every employee must be committed to knowing and using safe working practices.  This commitment also includes maintenance of a drug-free workplace and worker support for our no-drugs policy.

Along with hands on training and Operator Qualification training offered by CANUS to employees CANUS has also lead the way for Utility Contractors by the use of innovative online web based training (WBT) modules in industry specific topics.  The WBT that CANUS has spear headed allows for training any time/anywhere and limits the costs associated with mobilizing the entirety of  a Utility Contractor’s workforce to interact with a trainer.  CANUS is currently in the process of producing further client and industry specific WBT modules for CANUS employees along with other Utility Contractors and Client Employees.  Want to find out more?  Contact us.

CANUS 2014 Diversity Spend Outperforms

CANUS Diversity Spend

CANUS Diversity Mentoring and Engagement continues to exceed client need.

CANUS Corporation continues on the outstanding diversity spend pace that our clients have come to expect.  Through CANUS’s Diversity Mentoring and Engagement programs in 2014 CANUS realized a 44% diversity spend.  Every dollar helped bring our clients’ tier 2 diversity spend closer to their overall goal to become compliant with the Public Utility Commission’s mandates.  CANUS continues the Culture of Continual Improvement by continuing to exceed our client’s needs while maintaining a superior standard of service.  To find out more about our tier 2 diversity services and programs please contact us.