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Toronto Hydro recognized for health and safety in the workplace

Utility receives Gold Award from Canada's Safest Employers and Canadian Electricity Association President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2017 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro was again recognized as one of the country's safest employers, recently receiving two awards. One being Canada's Safest Employers Gold Safety Award in the Utilities and Electrical Category and one being the 2017 Canadian Electrical Association (CEA) President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety.

Toronto Hydro's commitment to safety has been recognized by Canada's Safest Employers and the Canadian Electricity Association. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)

The Canada's Safest Employer Award was presented by Canadian Occupational Safety – The Safety Standard. To achieve this honour, we underwent a rigorous assessment process that was tested by expert safety professionals.

The 2017 CEA President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety was given to utilities who maintain exemplary health and safety records. This distinction honours our strong performance relative to a comparable electricity distribution benchmark group.

Both of these awards are a testament to the commitment and passion of our employees and the quality of health and safety leadership.

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 second time we have won a Canada's Safest Employers award; the first was a Silver Award in 2016
  • This is the second year in a row we have won the CEA President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety
  • Our environment, health & safety management system is built upon ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards.

 

QUOTES

"Receiving these awards is truly a team effort and is a source of pride for the company. This recognition is a testament to how far our safety culture at Toronto Hydro has come and we hope to continue forward on the path of continual improvement."

-  Ave Lethbridge, Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources and Safety Officer, Toronto Hydro

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Toronto Hydro has received Canada’s Safest Employers Gold Safety Award in the Utilities and Electrical Category and the 2017 Canadian Electrical Association President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

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