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Environment & Safety

In early 2020, Earth Boring successfully achieved the COR™ National Standard for implementing an externally audited health and safety management system. The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is a national accreditation standard that verifies full implementation of an employer’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System. COR™ is often used as a condition of contract by the public and private sector across Canada.

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Our success in achieving this result is founded in our employees hard work, determination and effort over the past several years. EBCL is committed to the safety and well being of our staff and this recognition underscores that commitment.

We could not be more proud of this accomplishment!

At Earth Boring, health and safety is not something we just talk about, it is engrained in our culture and lived every minute of every day.

Earth Boring is a COR Certified company, which is one of the highest safety standards in Ontario. To maintain COR certification, Earth Boring passes annual health and safety audits which requires every employee and contractor to have an active role in meeting Regulatory requirements, and complying with the Earth Boring Health and Safety Program.

Our commitment to health and safety is rewarded by our performance over the past five (5) years. Earth Boring is consistently below the industry average for recordable incidents and lost-time incidents. This means are workers go home in the same or better condition then when they arrived to work.


Earth Boring is committed to maintaining a sustainable and vibrant environment. Projects receive an environmental assessment and if required, environmental controls are established and implemented prior to mobilizing to site.

The importance of responsible contracting extends beyond smart design and effective project implementation. Earth Boring takes the potential impact of construction on the Environment very seriously. We are all stewards of the environment and strive to manage our work accordingly. We must all do our part to respect and protect the environment, if we don’t who will?

In January 2010, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority hosted the Department of Fisheries and Oceans training session at their GTA location. Earth Boring was specially invited to deliver a symposium on HDD, Pipe Ramming and other trenchless methods to the group. Representatives from Halton, Lake Simcoe, TRCA and Credit Valley conservation authorities attended. Earth Boring works very hard to foment positive working relationships with local conservation authorities to ensure all stakeholder interests are addressed and professionally managed.

Check out our NASTT paper 2011 - Environmental Considerations With Large Diameter Directional Drilling.

Our Environment & Safety Policies

Please click below to see our statements on safety and the environment.

Contact us for more details on how Earth Boring trenchless methodologies can preserve your environmental concerns.