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
Wade Mackenzie Maritime Electric

This past March 2020, Wade Mackenzie, an employee from Maritime Electric, drove by a customer who was shoveling his driveway. The customer waved Wade over and he stopped to have a conversation. During their conversation, the customer suddenly collapsed on the ice, hit his head on the pavement and was knocked unconscious. The situation appeared dire as the customers hands clenched and his eyes glazed over. Noticing he was unresponsive, Wade called 911 and kept the customer comfortable until responders and E.M.S arrived.

2020 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 & Medicine Hat Electric Utility
Group 2 Nalcor
Group 3 Ontario Power Generation

2020 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 Fortis BC
AltaLink Group 2 AltaLink
Group 3 Hydro Québec

2020 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 City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility
Group 2 Hydro Ottawa
Group 3 Hydro Québec

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.