I commend the winners of this years Occupational Health and Safety Awards for making Canada a safer place to work and live, said the Honourable Dr. Kellie Leitch. The Government of Canada is committed to a safe, healthy and productive workforce. Occupational injuries and illnesses, and related employee lost-time injuries, are at a record low across the country.
Utilities recognized for safety excellence included Columbia Power Corporation, ENMAX Corporation, TransCanada, Yukon Energy Corporation, Ontario Power Generation Inc., Nova Scotia Power Inc., and Saskatoon Light & Power.
While the Canadian electricity industry is faced with infrastructure renewal and skilled workforce shortages, employee safety remains a paramount priority. CEAs Occupational Health & Safety program provides a member-driven forum for health and safety professionals to develop strategic partnerships and forward-thinking initiatives focused on improving the overall safety performance of the electric utility industry.