CEA's President's Award of Excellence Honours Best Performing Utilities in Employee Safety



    MONTREAL, Dec. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - For over thirty years, the Canadian
Electricity Association (CEA) has tracked the employee safety record of its
member utilities. Annually, the President's Award of Excellence for Employee
Safety is presented to members who have demonstrated superior safety
performance in the past year. 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 2006:

    
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    Gold Award
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    For the over 301 employee grouping              None
    (Groups I & II)
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    For the under 300 employee group                Saint John Energy
    (Group III)
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    Silver Award
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    For the over 301 employee grouping              Ontario Power Generation
    (Groups I & II)
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    For the under 300 employee group (Group III)    None
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    Bronze Award
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    For the over 301 employee grouping              Nova Scotia Power
    (Groups I & II )
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    For the under 300 employee group (Group III)    ATCO Power
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    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.
    Photographs of the award recipients are available on the CEA Web site at
www.canelect.ca.

    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.




For further information:

For further information: or to obtain photos of the award recipients:
Brigitte Hébert, Senior Advisor, Communications and Human Resources, (514)
697-3626, hebert@canelect.ca; www.canelect.ca

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