Nominate now for 2020 Ontario Electrical Safety Awards
By Anthony Capkun
May 20, 2020 – On September 24, the Electrical Safety Authority will conduct its annual Ontario Electrical Safety Awards to recognize those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to electrical safety in the province, and Nominations are being accepted now.
“At ESA, we know we can’t achieve our vision of an Ontario where people can live, work, and play from electrical harm on our own. That’s why we rely on and appreciate the contributions of our safety partners and stakeholders,” says the agency.
Awards are distributed in the following three categories:
• Powerline Safety
• Worker Safety
• Consumer & Home Safety
To be considered for an Ontario Electrical Safety Award, submissions must:
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to improving electrical safety.
• Have an impact on the state of safety in Ontario.
Any individual or organization that has worked to advance electrical safety in Ontario in one of the three award categories. An organization can include businesses, associations, or government entities.
A. Businesses regulated by ESA must be in good standing to receive an award. Specifically:
• Local distribution companies (LDCs) must have an acceptable compliance record noted in its most recent LDC audit report submitted to ESA, as well as no documented non-compliance findings from their most recent annual Due Diligence Inspections.
• Licensed electrical contractors (LECs) must have no documented licensing infractions or convictions in the previous 24-month period.
• Master electricians must have no documented licensing infractions or convictions in the previous 24-month period.
B. Any organization or individual not regulated by ESA must be in good standing to receive an award. Specifically:
• No infractions or convictions through the Ministry of Labour or other government-related agency in the previous 24-month period. If there are any matters under review at the time of submission, they must be disclosed as part of the nomination submission.
C. Nominated individuals do not have to be residents of Ontario but their efforts must have provided benefits in Ontario.
D. A sponsor organization that has partnered with another organization in electrical safety initiatives may be nominated.
E. Joint nominations for two or more individuals or organizations working in partnership on a common initiative are eligible.