Hydro One Brampton

Hydro One Brampton

October 22, 2014 10:15 ET

UPDATE: 1,000,000 Hours Without Lost Time Incidents Reflect Hydro One Brampton's Safety Culture

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2014) - "Safe at Work, Safe at Home" is the safety slogan at Hydro One Brampton for 2014. The safety campaign launched at the beginning of the year and is aimed to encourage staff to enhance their safety attitude both at home and at work. Due to the ongoing safety training and strong safety culture, the utility is proud to announce the recent safety achievement of 1,000,000 Hours Without Lost Time Incidents. "This achievement is significant especially in an industry that involves working in a very unforgiving electrical and often labour intensive environment and one which is often further complicated with adverse weather conditions. Every employee deserves recognition for their part in achieving this milestone and for their continued commitment to improve our safety culture both at work and at home", says President & CEO, Paul Tremblay.

This important accomplishment demonstrates the personal commitment of each employee to make safety their number one priority. Continuous safety training is provided to employees on a regular basis, and a number of creative ways are used to involve staff, including a safety poster contest where employees submit their designs and/or ideas for display throughout the building.

The company has also been working with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) to become COR™ certified (Certificate of Recognition) which is a nationally recognized program and is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviours and practices. "This program is designed to help us ensure our health and safety systems and practices are effective and in keeping with industry best practices; this of course helps us to achieve an accident-free record but more importantly to ensure the well-being of all our employees" explains Mr. Tremblay.

Hydro One Brampton was successful in obtaining the Certificate of Recognition in March 2014 and became the first COR ™ certified Local Distribution Company (LDC) in the history of the Province of Ontario.

For more information, visit www.hydroonebrampton.com.

Hydro One Brampton is a subsidiary of Hydro One Inc. and is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to more than 148,000 homes and businesses in Brampton.

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