250,000 Hours of Safety at Thunder Bay Hydro
THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Hydro has received the President’s Award from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) for achieving 250,000 consecutive hours of work without a lost time injury (LTI).
“We’re one of the few industries that works with a product that can kill you. Safety is our number one priority,” states Robert Mace, the President of Thunder Bay Hydro. “This is a testament to our staff, and the committed dedication to safety across the company from the employees, management and Board of Directors”.
“The most important thing we can do at the end of day is make sure all our employees get home,” continued Mace. “We have received President’s Awards in the past, this is the first time in about five years we have hit this target”.
It took just over a year for the 135 employees to accumulate the quarter million hours of injury-free work. The award spans a period from January 2012 to February 2013. To date, the group has continued to remain LTI free.
“Everyone knows that the product that we handle can be very dangerous. Ensuring the safety of our employees and the public is the most important thing we do” added Mace. “The commitment of our employees has been critical to the development of our safety management system. Along with the many elements of this program, their efforts have helped to secure a work environment where everyone goes home safe and healthy at the end of the day. This award is a valuable way to mark an achievement that we work at consistently.
The IHSA works with employers and workers in Ontario to eliminate occupational injury and illness.
Thunder Bay Hydro is the local electricity distribution company for the city of Thunder Bay, ON.