Canadian Occupational Safety

January/February 2021

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine is the premier workplace health and safety publication in Canada. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards.

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32 ABC Technologies Inc. Birchcliff Energy Ltd. GFL Environmental Inc. Liquids Division Metrolinx Primoris Canada This award recognizes excellence in environmental protection in concordance with health and safety management. Entrants can be from any industry and must demonstrate a clear commitment to corporate social responsibility, sustainability and proven environmental initiatives while maintaining strong health and safety management. BEST HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AS ALBERTA'S LARGEST electricity distribution utility, FortisAlberta delivers safe and reliable electricity service to more than 60 per cent of the province's total electricity distribution network. That's electricity to more than half a million residential, farm and business customers from across central and southern Alberta. We operate in 240 communities with more than 124,000 kilometres of power lines. With 1,100 employees providing around-the- clock service, FortisAlberta is not only among the most reliable utilities in Canada, but also one of the top safety performers. FortisAlberta tracks and analyzes every incident that happens, either internally or externally. This allows us to examine the root of the issue and respond by providing education or learning from it so we can mitigate any areas in need of improvement. Employees at every level of the organization are trained, equipped and committed through an internal campaign called Mission Zero, with the goal of attaining zero preventable injuries. This is a safety mantra you will see and hear everywhere in the company, no matter what job you have. Every staff meeting opens with safety reminders, while the push is on seasonal issues, identifying new trends and looking at best practices is ongoing. From daily physical exercise micro breaks to help field and office workers prevent bodily injury, to injury prevention plans at each work site and ongoing driver training, nothing is overlooked when it comes to identifying or controlling potential hazards. FORTISALBERTA FORTISALBERTA GOLD WINNER GOLD WINNER EXCELLENCE AWARDS CANADA'S SAFEST EMPLOYERS 2020

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