Two million hours of safety at Ascent
By Alyssa Dalton
September 12, 2012 – It has been more than 17 years since there has been a lost-time injury at energy solutions provider, Ascent—a feat representing more than one million work hours for Ascent and another million work hours for its local energy distributor, St. Thomas Energy, it says.
According to Ascent, St. Thomas Energy also has the distinction of being the smallest utility in Ontario to have ever achieved one million hours without a compensable injury.
“For a company of our size to meet this milestone, it is quite an accomplishment and a true testament to the commitment to occupational health and safety shown by every person working for our company,” said Brian Hollywood, CEO of Ascent. “We’re very proud.”
The company’s achievement was recognized earlier this year with a President’s Award from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA).
Accomplishing this required a program of great team work, communication, and training to create a culture of safety across the company, said Ascent.
“One of the most important things any company can do is ensure that employee and customer safety is paramount,” added Hollywood. “As one of the five main pillars of our company, employee and public safety is a strong focus at Ascent.”