By promoting safety, this award has assisted CEA members in meeting their objectives of accident reduction and overall performance.
"As we all know there is risk in the day-to-day lives of almost everyone, however the risks of the average electric utility employee are typically higher than the normal worker. This is related to the type of work undertaken and the product delivered to customers", said Hans Konow, CEA President and CEO.
"The President's Award of Excellence recognizes the exceptional record of employee safety achieved by CEA member electric utilities."
To receive the President's Award, a reporting utility must be ranked within the top quartile of their grouping for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Severity rates.
There are three award levels: Bronze for the companies who meet the award criteria for the given year; Silver for meeting the criteria two consecutive years; and Gold for three or more consecutive years.
Congratulations are extended to the following companies who have attained the President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety:
For the over 301 employee grouping None
(Groups I & II)
For the under 300 employee group Saint John Energy
For the over 301 employee grouping Ontario Power Generation
(Groups I & II)
For the under 300 employee group (Group III) None
For the over 301 employee grouping Nova Scotia Power
(Groups I & II )
For the under 300 employee group (Group III) ATCO Power
The President's Award of Excellence is based on the results of CEA's Annual Safety Incident Statistics Report. The data contained in this report focuses on performance indicators for employee safety, namely All Injury/Illness Frequency, Lost-Time Injury Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates.
Founded in 1891, CEA is the national association of the Canadian electricity industry. Its members produce 95 per cent of Canada's electricity, and provide reliable electricity service to Canadians from coast to coast.