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Oakville Hydro's Safety Program Nationally Recognized

(Oakville, ON) October 30, 2017 – Oakville Hydro’s Stayin’ Alive Safety program has been honoured with the Canadian Occupational Safety 2017 Silver Award in the Utilities and Electrical category of Canada’s Safest Employers (CSE). The CSE awards recognize companies across Canada for their outstanding accomplishments in promoting health and safety to their workers through the elements of employee training, incident investigations, innovative initiatives and more.  

“Safety is our top priority and this award honours the dedication that each employee exhibits every day to make that priority a reality,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO at Oakville Hydro.  “We are extremely proud to receive this award.” 

This award is Oakville Hydro’s sixth health and safety accolade, previously capturing four Infrastructure Health and Safety Association President’s Award and the inaugural David Ellis Award from MySafeWork.

“The real award for us is having our employees return home safe every day,” said Mike Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Oakville Hydro. “These awards recognize our efforts and it’s great to have the confirmation that the continuous improvements to our industry-leading Health and Safety programs have created a work culture where safety takes precedence.”

For more information on Oakville Hydro and its health and safety initiatives, please visit www.oakvillehydro.com, follow us on Twitter @oakvillehydro, or visit us on Facebook.  

Pictured: Left - Peter Michaud, Director of Health, Safety and Environment at Oakville Hydro. Right - Rob Lister, President and CEO at Oakville Hydro.

About Oakville Hydro

Part of the OEC Family of Companies, Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 70,000 individuals, families and businesses in Oakville.  The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community.  Oakville Hydro received the 2015 Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association, recognizing the organization as an exceptional leader in the industry. 

Cassandra Umbriaco
Communications Specialist
905-825-4424, cumbriaco@oecorp.ca 

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