Canadian Electricity Association Reveals Best Performers in Occupational Health and Safety

OTTAWA (November 24, 2021) – Today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) recognized electric utility members across Canada who have demonstrated their dedication to occupational health and safety excellence in the past year. Safety will always be a paramount consideration for electricity companies from coast to coast and this award honours those companies who have demonstrated outstanding performances in the areas of health and safety.

“We have been giving Occupational Health and Safety awards to our membership for over 30 years now. It has and will always be, a key component of our industry from generation to customer,” commented Francis Bradley, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, “The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to stay on top of health and safety standards and best practices for the well-being of our employees and our customers. Although we have remained physically distant, we have never worked closer together to keep our sector as safe as possible.”

The President's Award is given to electricity service providers that achieved the top ranking in Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) amongst their peers of comparable size in generation, transmission, or distribution operations. There are two additional levels of recognition designated by Silver and Gold based on consecutive years of outstanding performance. Silver is awarded to utilities who have met criteria for two consecutive years and Gold is awarded to utilities criteria for 3 or more years.

“Employee health and safety is of paramount importance to all companies in our industry and making sure that everyone goes home safe at the end of the day drives us to continuously improve,” stated Rod Kause, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety at AltaLink and Chair of CEA’s Occupational Health and Safety Committee, “The annual CEA Occupational Health and Safety Awards recognize the achievements of members for their dedication to improving safety performance in the electricity sector. We take this opportunity each year to acknowledge our industry peers that have demonstrated best in category safety performance.”

Annually, CEA tracks the safety record of its members and recognizes the best performers as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Awards program. The following electricity companies were recognized for excellence for the past year:

Group 1 (over 1500 employees*)

  • Generation – OPG - Silver
  • Transmission – BC Hydro
  • Distribution – Manitoba Hydro

Group 2 (300-1500 employees*)

  • Generation - Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro – Gold
  • Transmission – AltaLink – Gold
  • Distribution – ENMAX

Group 3 (under 300 employees*)

  • Generation - TC Energy – Silver
  • Transmission – ENMAX
  • Distribution – Oakville Hydro

* Full-Time Equivalent Employees Per Business Unit

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About the Canadian Electricity Association

Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada every day. From vertically integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, to power marketers, to the manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the industry running smoothly -all are represented by this national industry association.

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