CEA honours 2015 Occupational Health and Safety Award winners
By Renée Francoeur
Utilities recognized for safety excellence included ENMAX Corp., Columbia Power Corp., Ontario Power Generation Inc., Capital Power Corp., Saint John Energy, AltaLink, Hydro Ottawa, New Brunswick Power Corp., City of Medicine Hat – Electric Utility, FortisAlberta Inc., Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, and Northwest Territories Power Corp.
“As the electricity industry sets a path for the future, CEA members are committed to creating safe working environments,” said Francis Bradley, CEA’s vice president of policy development and chief operating officer. “The winners of this year’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards have fulfilled their mandate to deliver reliable electricity services to Canadians, while demonstrating the highest degree of safety for employees, contractors, and the public.”
CEA compiles data from its corporate utility members annually, noting a trend of fewer health and safety-related incidents in the workplace each year. Since 2009, there has been a 19.55% decrease in the injury/illness frequency rate of participating electric utilities, it reported.