Electrical Safety Authority recognizes safety leaders with Ontario Electrical Safety Awards
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Everyone has a part to play in electrical safety, and each year a few outstanding individuals and organizations stand out in their commitment to building a safer province. Their contributions were honoured yesterday with the presentation of the 2014 Ontario Electrical Safety Awards recognizing exceptional contributions in three categories.
The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA's) Chair of the Board Charles Cipolla, Deputy Minister Wendy Tilford, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, and Scott Saint, Chief Public Safety Officer presented the awards to this year's recipients:
"ESA's goal is to eliminate electrical fatalities and injuries in Ontario and ensure the highest level of public electrical safety," said Scott Saint, Chief Public Safety Officer, Electrical Safety Authority. "The effort of this year's winners to educate both workers and members of the public on important safety messages ensures we are that much closer to reaching our goal of getting to zero."
The awards were established five years ago to formally recognize the important contributions of individuals and organizations toward reducing electrical fatalities, serious injuries and loss.
The Electrical Safety Authority
The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario with specific responsibilities under the Electricity Act and the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act. As part of its mandate, ESA is responsible for administering regulation in four key areas: the Ontario Electrical Safety Code; licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians; electrical distribution safety; and electrical product safety.
Image with caption: "L-R: Gerard Hunt, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Kingston, Jim Keech, President & CEO, Utilities Kingston, David Collie, President & CEO, Electrical Safety Authority, Mark Henderson, EVP Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer, PowerStream Inc., Bryce Conrad, President & CEO, Hydro Ottawa, Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal, Chief, Emergency Management Ontario during the Electrical Safety Authority awards ceremony held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, ON on Sept 30, 2014. Cole Garside/CNW (CNW Group/Electrical Safety Authority)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141001_C1856_PHOTO_EN_6197.jpg
SOURCE: Electrical Safety Authority
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