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Toronto Hydro recognized for dedication to a safe workplace

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Utility receives Silver Award from Canada's Safest Employers

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro was presented with Canada's Safest Employers Silver Safety Award yesterday, at a ceremony hosted by Canadian Occupational Safety, a magazine dedicated to workplace safety.

The award came in the Safety category in recognition of our commitment to safety in the workplace, which focuses on the continued improvement of controls for recognized occupational hazards and risks. For example, safety improvements have been made in our identification of underground cables. This has included the introduction of new test equipment, procedures, and training, leading to greater safety results.    

Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses is our top priority and in 2015, we achieved an entire year without a lost-time injury and total recordable injuries were 53% lower than our benchmarked peers.

QUICK FACTS

  • Launched in 2011, Canada's Safest Employers awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers
  • This is the first time we have won a Canada's Safest Employers award
  • Our management system is built upon ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. It is, by definition, built upon the Deming Cycle of Plan, Do, Check, Act

 

QUOTES

"We want to thank the Canada's Safest Employers organization for recognizing our efforts to promote electrical safety within the workplace. At Toronto Hydro, our leaders and our employees are the reason we're so successful at mitigating safety risks across our organization."
- Ave Lethbridge, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Safety Officer, Toronto Hydro

ABOUT TORONTO HYDRO

Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 758,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.

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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

Image with caption: "Toronto Hydro is presented with Canada's Safest Employers Silver Safety Award from Canadian Occupational Safety. From left: Dave Johnston, Darren Manneke, Steve Strugar, Ave Lethbridge, Don Antonello, Pat Allen, Gerry Zervos and Dave Clark. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161025_C5292_PHOTO_EN_803774.jpg

For further information: Tori Gass, Communications and Public Relations, 416-903-4037, media@torontohydro.com; 24-hour media line: 416-903-6845, media@torontohydro.com
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