September 24, 2009 13:00 ET

ATCO Group Companies Recognized for Workplace Safety

Award reinforces company's commitment to best practices

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - Four ATCO Group Companies have been recognized by the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Council for their "superior" health and safety records.

ATCO Pipelines, ATCO Midstream, ATCO Power and ATCO Noise Management (now ATCO Structures & Logistics) are recipients of the 2008 Best Safety Performer Award.

"I am so proud of our companies' diligence toward workplace safety and their accomplishment in winning these awards," said Nancy Southern, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "The safety of our people, our customers and our contractors is paramount and can never be taken for granted. Safety is the most important responsibility we have as a corporation."

This is the fifth consecutive year that ATCO Power has been recognized by the province for its safety practices and the sixth consecutive year for ATCO Pipelines. Only a small number of Alberta employers have achieved such a milestone.

"These companies have the right priorities on their work sites," said Hector Goudreau, Alberta's Minister of Employment and Immigration.

This year, nearly 700 registered employers received the Best Safety Perfomer Award - twice as many as when the program first began in 2003.

"It is encouraging in today's current economic state to see such a large number of Alberta employers placing emphasis on integrating safety into their operations to achieve such a success," said Tim Bennett, Occupational Health and Safety Council Chair.

With more than 7,700 employees and $9.8 billion in assets, ATCO Group delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation and midstream services), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions).

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Contact Information

  • ATCO Ltd.
    N.C. (Nancy) Southern
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 292-7561