B&M project engineers and managers at a turbine base construction site discussing progress

We are Committed
to the Highest
Standards of Health
and Safety.

At Black & McDonald, excellence in Health, Safety and Environment is inherent in how we do business in all aspects of our operations.

The health and safety of people in our workplace and the protection of our environment are fundamental values we observe when carrying out our business activities. We have been the recipient of numerous awards of excellence, yet we strive for continuous performance improvement. Within Black & McDonald, we believe that every incident is preventable and the goal of zero incidents is achievable.

Many of our operations present potential risks to people and environment, and we believe the most effective way to meet our commitment is through a competent, committed workforce and a recognized Health, Safety and Environment Management System to ensure that  any potential risk is effectively and proactively mitigated. We accomplish this by the implementation of our Hazard Identification Elimination Risk Assessment & Control (HIERAC) processes. These are combined with clearly defined policies, standards, programs and safe work practices that are vigorously applied to deliver our desired results.

Our Health, Safety and Environment Management System Objectives include:

  • Follow the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” systems model, which is based on the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System
  • Focus our efforts on effectively implementing our proactive tools
  • Continue to significantly improve our health, safety and environmental performance by proactively addressing hazards and hazardous activity in the field
  • Support the development of our workers through orientation, training, task instruction, and observation
  • Establish effective strategic planning to identify hazards with continuous oversight to effectively mitigate risk
  • Reinforce our belief that all health, safety,  and environmental incidents are preventable
  • Promote and maintain a work environment in which each of us accepts personal responsibility for our own health and safety and that of our colleagues, and in which everyone actively participates to ensure the health and safety  of others

We believe these measures will continue to drive Black & McDonald closer to our vision of a workplace where “Nobody Gets Hurt Today or Tomorrow.”

Safety Achievements

Canada’s Safest Employer Award Winners – in the category of Electrical & Utilities, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Third party accredited by ComplyWorks, ContractorCheck, ISNetworld, Cognibox and Avetta

Certified in Good Standing with Worker’s Compensation Boards across Canada

Black & McDonald is also COR™ certified in all provinces of Canada in which the program is in place.

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Andre Benard Award

An internal award donated by the Atlantic Region of Black & McDonald in memory of Andy Benard and his contributions to the Black & McDonald HSE Program.

B&M Health & Safety field worker on street implementing safety measures
B&M Facility Service Technician logging equipment readings
B&M's project managers operating and maintaining an airport facility

Who We Are

From our humble start in 1921 as residential electrical wiring contractors, Black & McDonald has grown to multiple lines of business with over 6,500 employees working out of 40+ offices.

B&M's electrical & mechanical contractor logo from the 1920's on the truck

Black & McDonald Story

Black & McDonald was founded in 1921 as a partnership between William John (W.J.) McDonald and William R. Black, and was primarily engaged in simple residential electrical wiring.

Black & McDonald's plaque with core values

Our Values

From the very beginning, W.J. McDonald had a vision of how he wanted the company to grow, and he established a Code of Business that guides our organization to this day.

Black & McDonald data and networking technician conducting an inspection and quality check


Quality has always been a cornerstone of our business philosophy. We believe our customers deserve the highest quality products and services available.

B&M employees and their families at a CSR event planting trees

Corporate Social Responsibility

“Do it right” is a Black & McDonald core value, and that belief extends beyond project work into our interaction and integration with the communities and stakeholders we serve.

A fleet of service trucks from B&M's affiliate Entera Utility Contractors

Subsidiaries & Affiliates

The Black & McDonald family of companies includes a number of wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliated companies across Canada and the United States.

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Join Our Team

You believe that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That solutions should be made to last. That being part of a team means working not just for oneself but for one another. That’s how we operate too. At Black & McDonald, we’re on a mission to do work and build relationships that stand the test of time.