Oakville Hydro Receives 2023 President’s Award for Safety Excellence

Published Date
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Electricity Canada Employee Safety Award 2023

Ottawa, Canada—Oakville Hydro has been recognized with a President’s Award for Safety Excellence by Electricity Canada at the Powering Partnerships event. The President’s Award is given to electricity service providers that achieved the top ranking in Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) amongst their peers.  With a TRIF rate of zero.

Rob Lister, Oakville Hydro’s President and CEO shared, “Safety is our top priority! I am very proud of the Oakville Hydro team’s commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards across all of our operations.”

For more than 30 years, Electricity Canada has tracked and monitored the safety records of its member utilities annually, and the data collected provides key insights in how to best mitigate incidents in future. Using this data, the President’s Award for Safety Excellence is given to electricity companies who are safety leaders in the industry. The award recipients have demonstrated the least number of injuries or no injuries at all last year, based on the following metrics: Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) and All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates.

Francis Bradley, Electricity Canada’s President and CEO added, "Electricity Canada’s members have been focused on every aspect of health and safety, in every aspect of the industry—from generation to transmission to the distribution of electricity to Canadian customers. We are proud to showcase the best of occupational health and safety in 2023. It is a great reminder that safety is always top of mind for our member utilities."

About Electricity Canada

Founded in 1891, Electricity Canada (formerly the Canadian Electricity Association) is the national forum and voice of the evolving and innovative electricity business in Canada. The Association supports, through its advocacy efforts, the regional, national, and international success of its members. Electricity Canada members generate, transmit, and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional customers across Canada. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers, and system operators, who together deliver electricity to all Canadians, in every province and territory.

About Oakville Hydro

Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 76,000 individuals, families, and businesses in the Town of 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.

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Annie Petrin
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