Awards Occupational Health and Safety

The Canadian electricity industry is one of the safest maintenance, operation, and construction-related industries. The CEA recognizes Excellence for Employee Safety and Safety Excellence.

Recipients

For more than 30 years, CEA has tracked and monitored the safety records of its member utilities and recognized their achievements through the annual CEA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

CEA Lifesaving Awards

Introduced in 1922, these awards are granted annually to any employee of a CEA member utility who was involved in a lifesaving attempt or acted to prevent further harm to someone who needed immediate help.

NameCompanyDescription
Jason Goulet EPCOR Utilities

The EPCOR utility crew pulled over to the side of the road and sprang into action when they saw an apartment on fire and a woman on the second floor in distress and trying to escape. Joseph Soluri ran to set up and steady their 12-foot ladder so Jason could climb up to help and encourage the woman to climb down and escape.

Joseph Soluri EPCOR Utilities

The EPCOR utility crew pulled over to the side of the road and sprang into action when they saw an apartment on fire and a woman on the second floor in distress and trying to escape. Joseph Soluri ran to set up and steady their 12-foot ladder so Jason could climb up to help and encourage the woman to climb down and escape.

Pat Murray BC Hydro

Pat Murray delivered heroic, lifesaving actions on two separate occasions in 2021. On one instance, a truck lost control and narrowly missed striking Pat’s Hydro truck and crashed into a pole. Pat used an AED to revive the victim’s heartbeat and consciousness before handing-off to a BC ambulance. On another occasion, Pat administered first aid to a victim who received a serious blow to the face outside of a BC Hydro substation. He then transported the victim to the nearest medical clinic where an ambulance transported the victim to the local hospital.

Greg Miller Ontario Power Generation

Greg Miller and his partner were working at the Lady Evelyn Control Dam when they heard cries for help. A boat passenger was pale in colour and unresponsive and in need of medical assistance. Greg took action to initiate chest compressions on the unresponsive individual; obtained pertinent details to provide to paramedics on their arrival; administered first aid; and helped transfer the individual into ambulatory care.

Gus Wilson Saskpower

During a suspected heart attack incident, Gus Wilson performed CPR on a fellow contractor, and Dan Bedard travelled to retrieve an automated external defibrillator (AED) which was used to revive the victim to a sitting and talking state. Although the individual passed away that evening, Dan and Gus’ actions ensured that he had had a better chance of survival during a 45-min wait for an ambulance, in an area with no cell phone coverage.

Dan Bedard Saskpower

During a suspected heart attack incident, Gus Wilson performed CPR on a fellow contractor, and Dan Bedard travelled to retrieve an automated external defibrillator (AED) which was used to revive the victim to a sitting and talking state. Although the individual passed away that evening, Dan and Gus’ actions ensured that he had had a better chance of survival during a 45-min wait for an ambulance, in an area with no cell phone coverage.

Adam Demchuk Fortis Alberta

Adam Demchuk took immediate action after witnessing a serious car collision on his way home from work, where the vehicle in front of him hit a guard rail, flew into the air, plunged into a ditch, rolled over, and stopped on its roof. Adam performed a situation assessment, improved access to the victim for paramedics, and retrieved equipment needed (water pack, fire extinguisher) to protect against the possibility of a fire hazard.

2021 CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety – Generation

Recognizing the safety performance of CEA Utility Members who generate electricity.

 

The following companies are in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates.

AwardCompanyConsecutive Years Won
Group 1 TC Energy
Group 2 Newfoundland Labrador Hydro
Group 3 Ontario Power Generation

2021 CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety — Transmission

Recognizing the safety performance of CEA Utility Members who transmit electricity.

 

The following companies are in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates.

AwardCompanyConsecutive Years Won
Group 1 ENMAX
Group 2 AltaLink
Group 3 BC Hydro

2021 CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety — Distribution

Recognizing the safety performance of CEA Utility Members who distribute electricity.

 

The following companies are in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity Rates.

AwardCompanyConsecutive Years Won
Group 1 Oakville Hydro
Group 2 ENMAX
Group 3 Manitoba Hydro

Nominate someone for a Lifesaving Award

Introduced in 1922, these awards are granted annually to any employee of a CEA member company who was involved in a lifesaving attempt or who acted to prevent further harm to someone who was injured or in need of immediate help.