TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") has been recognized for achieving three million hours without a compensable injury. From September 2011 to July 2012, Toronto Hydro employees accumulated these hours which met the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association's (IHSA) requirements for the award.
"Working safely involves a significant commitment from both the company and its employees," said Anthony Haines, President and CEO of Toronto Hydro, who received the IHSA President's award. "This is a significant achievement and I am proud of all our employees for their commitment to safety and providing safe, reliable service to customers."
Toronto Hydro has a strong commitment to safety leadership, training, and employee engagement, promoting a sustainable safety culture. This commitment has contributed to a sharp decline in compensable injuries for Toronto Hydro in recent years and its second place standing when compared to other Canadian Electricity organizations in its cohort across Canada. In order to further improve safety and operational effectiveness, Toronto Hydro is also pursuing ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification, as part of an integrated environment, health and safety management system.
"It is important to me that our people go home safely to their families every day," added Mr. Haines.
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 712,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System