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CEA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARDS

For more than 30 years, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has tracked and monitored the safety record of its member utilities and recognized their achievements through the annual CEA Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Awards.

 

THE CEA PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR EMPLOYEE SAFETY

Initiated in 1995, these awards are presented to member organizations ranked at the very top of the electricity industry in terms of employee safety. Specifically, recipients must be within the top 25 per cent for both All Injury/Illness Frequency Rate and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates. Three different levels of excellence are recognized for each of the three different size designations (300 employees or less; 301-1,500 employees; or more than 1,500 employees):

 

  • Bronze for companies that meet the award criteria for the given year;
  • Silver for companies meeting the criteria two consecutive years; and
  • Gold for companies meeting the criteria for three or more consecutive years.

 

WINNERS

 

Gold – Ontario Power Generation

In recognition of company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for three consecutive years (2013-2015).

 

Gold – Capital Power Corporation

In recognition of a company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for the 2014 and 2015 reporting years.

 

Bronze – NB Power

In recognition of a company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for the 2014 and 2015 reporting years.

 

Bronze – AltaLink

In recognition of a company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for the 2014 and 2015 reporting years.

 

Bronze – Toronto Hydro Corporation

In recognition of a company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for the 2014 and 2015 reporting years.

 

Bronze – City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility

In recognition of a company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – TransCanada

In recognition of a company-wide ranking in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates for the 2015 reporting year

 

THE CEA VICE PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF SAFETY EXCELLENCE

Initiated in 2012, these awards recognize the safety performance by CEA member utilities according to their line of business for the two size groups (less than 500 employees; or 500 or more employees):

 

  • Generation – companies that are involved in power generating activities.
  • Transmission & Distribution – companies that transmit or distribute power to businesses and individuals.

 

WINNERS

 

Vice President’s Awards – Generation

 

Silver – City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Generation operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – Capital Power Corporation

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Generation operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – ENMAX Corporation

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Generation operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – Hydro Ottawa

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Generation operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – Newfoundland Power

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Generation operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

WINNERS

 

Vice President’s Awards – Transmission & Distribution

 

Gold – AltaLink

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Transmission and Distribution operations for the 2014 and 2015 reporting years.

 

Bronze – Newfoundland Power

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Transmission and Distribution operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – Toronto Hydro Corporation

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Transmission and Distribution operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

Bronze – City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility

In recognition of top quartile ranking for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates in Transmission and Distribution operations for the 2015 reporting year.

 

CEA LIFESAVING AWARDS

Introduced in 1922, these awards are granted annually to any employee of a CEA member utility who was involved in a lifesaving attempt or acted to prevent further harm to someone who was injured or in need of immediate help.   

 

WINNERS

 

Tara Lynn Arbeau

CAPITAL POWER 

For her quick actions in assisting her husband during a life-threatening situation.

 

Shawn Hutzel

FORTIS ALBERTA

For providing assistance in rescuing two trapped passengers of a rolled-over car that was on fire.

 

Jim Short and Wayne Baggs

NEWFOUNDLAND POWER

For providing assistance to rescue a driver who was trapped in a water-filled ditch east of Deer Lake.

 

Steven Doucette, Robert Kelsey, Ben Robicheau, Scott Eisener

NOVA SCOTIA POWER INC.

For rescuing two elderly customers from carbon monoxide poisoning.