Workplace Safety & Compliance
Safety is our Priority
The health and safety of all employees throughout Thomson Terminals will remain our primary operational concern. Thomson Terminals is an equal-opportunity employer. All employees will have equal opportunities and be treated with fairness and respect. We foster an atmosphere that encourages teamwork, creativity and personal growth. The training required to achieve and maintain the company’s quality standards in servicing our client's business will be identified and provided. Employees are encouraged to contribute to company-wide quality improvement. Exemplary employee contributions are recognized and rewarded.
Our focus is always on safety, service and customer satisfaction. Thomson Terminals is dedicated to providing exceptional service using the best people, systems, technology and practices. We believe in our people, ensuring they have proper training. We support a strong work ethic, instilling values of a high degree of personal integrity and skill. Our value system affords us stability and consistent, solid growth.
Safety is Thomson Terminals' priority. We are not satisfied until we exceed industry standards and requirements. Our state-of-the-art maintenance facility and the corresponding crew ensure that our fleet is kept in pristine condition and are vital in sustaining our standards of excellence.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Thomson is HACCP recognized by regulatory officials, third-party auditors and our customers. HACCP is used widely in the food industry. This systematic preventive approach to food safety addresses physical, chemical and biological hazards as a means of prevention by recognizing inherent risks in processes. It allows the handler to implement key actions, called Critical Control Points (CCPs), to reduce or eliminate the risk of the realized hazards. Due to the amount of food-based products Thomson Terminals handles daily, developing a comprehensive food quality system was critical in maintaining the integrity of our customers' products. This strategy is used throughout our customers' industries by adopting industry-specific quality systems in Pulp, Paper and Lumber, Retail, Automotive and High-Value industries. Along with our product quality systems, Thomson Terminals has taken a leadership role in being one of the first companies to receive their HACCP and C-TPAT certifications.
C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) is a voluntary supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and focused on improving the security of private companies' supply chains concerning terrorism. The program was launched in November 2001 with seven initial participants, all large U.S. companies. Thomson Terminals has been a member of the program since 2004.
PIP (Partners in Protection) enlists the cooperation of private industry in efforts to enhance border security, combat organized crime and terrorism, increase awareness of customs compliance issues and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling partnership agreement with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The arrangement is based on goodwill, and all information exchanged is confidential. Similar to C-TPAT, Thomson has been a member since 2004.
ACE (Automated Commercial Environment)(e-Manifest) is the commercial trade processing system developed by CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) to facilitate legitimate trade and strengthen border security. The system was implemented by Thomson Terminals in 2005 to complement our commitment to border control programs such as C-TPAT and PIP.
For more information: Contact Safety Dept. Tel 416-240-0703 Tollfree: 1-888-737-5554