EHS Programs

How We Achieve EHS Excellence

CyrusOne strives for EHS excellence with continuous improvements in our processes through the development and implementation of the following EHS programs.

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EHS Written Programs

CyrusOne has a wide range of written EHS Programs that serve as the backbone to our successful EHS performance. These programs help ensure that we not only follow regulatory standards, but that we have plans in place to go above and beyond such standards. Contents of our written programs include program goals and objectives, safe operating procedures, a list of responsible persons/parties in relation to the program, guidelines on recordkeeping, training requirements, and a list of additional resources. Our written programs are reviewed at least annually to make sure they are kept up to date.

Examples of CyrusOne written EHS programs include: Bloodborne Pathogens, EHS Event Reporting, Electrical Safety, Emergency Action Plan, Environmental Awareness, Fall Protection and Ladders, Hand and Portable Power Tools, Hazard Communications, Hearing Conservation, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), Lockout Tagout, Confined Spaces, Material Handling, Powered Industrial Trucks, Personal Protective Equipment

Training Programs

CyrusOne takes pride in our EHS training program. Along with on-the-job training, our online training courses follow best practices and local standards, such as OSHA standards set forth in 29 CFR 1910. Each training course is custom made specifically for our employees and pulls in examples and real-life situations that are seen in our facilities. New training courses are pushed out monthly for our employees to complete. After completing each narrated course, employees must display their knowledge by passing a quiz at the end of each training. The EHSS department continually tracks the training status of all employees and works to ensure 100% completion of our monthly EHS trainings. Our EHS training program is continuously improving to ensure the information provided in these trainings is up to date, comprehensive, and relevant to the job being performed.

Examples of EHS training topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens, Confined Space Awareness, EHS Event Reporting, Electrical Safety Awareness, Emergency Action/Business Continuity, Environmental Awareness, Ergonomics Training, Fall Protection, Forklift Awareness, Forklift Operator Certification, Hand and Portable Power Tools, Hazard Communications, Hearing Conservation, Ladder Safety, Lockout Tagout Awareness, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Rack and Dock Safety

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Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Development

Our JHA program allows for hazards to be properly identified and helps to ensure that certain steps or procedures can be put into place to mitigate such hazards. When developing JHAs for certain job tasks, our employees are involved in the entire process from identifying job tasks, helping to gather the appropriate information, and reviewing the completed JHA. With potential hazards being mitigated through JHAs, many incidents and near misses can be avoided. Our JHAs are continually being reviewed and expanded upon to ensure that the information remains up to date for the tasks being performed by our employees.

Near Miss Program

Our Near Miss Program helps to proactively identify potential hazards that have not yet caused an incident to occur. Available to all CyrusOne employees, program this program allows for near misses to be easily reported and documented online. If a near miss is seen, an employee would access the reporting system online and submit information regarding the hazard such as a description and location of the hazard, as well any recommendations on how to correct or control the hazard. After the near miss is reported, facility management is notified, and a plan is put into place to investigate the hazard and act on the recommendations given on the near miss report to control or correct the hazard. In analyzing and correcting near misses, we can identify areas that need improvement and prevent potential incidents from occurring.

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Incident Management

All EHS related events are reported and documented, whether it is an injury, environmental event, property damage, or a general liability case. Once an incident occurs and the situation is assessed, the incident is reported through our company wide ticketing process which alerts facility management and the EHSS department. The EHSS team facilitates the incident investigation processes and works with the facility team to conduct a root cause analysis (RCA) of the incident. All stages of the incident investigation process are fully documented through our enterprise safety information management system. Utilizing this system allows for consolidation of our EHS related metrics and helps promote efficiency in our recordkeeping process.