05-May-2017

Two million hours: Tufts Cove celebrates powerful safety milestone

Kate Mueller, Storekeeper and Shop Steward for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1928 at Tufts Cove Generating Station, sported a megawatt smile as facility employees celebrated achieving 13 years and two million hours of service without lost time due to injury.

“Safety is not just something we do, it’s our company culture and we live and breathe it every day,” said Mueller. “We maintain a safe work environment by looking out for ourselves and each other.”

Tufts Cove Generating Station is one of our largest facilities, and has been producing electricity for our customers since the 1960’s. The facility has been upgraded over the years to extend its service life and enable electricity to be made from cleaner energy including natural gas and an onsite waste heat recovery system.

“Safety first is the underlying priority of everything we do at Nova Scotia Power, no matter if you’re working on a power line, in an office, or at one of our generation sites,” said Chief Operating Officer, Mark Sidebottom.

“Safety is fundamental to our business and central to our corporate culture, which is evident by this remarkable achievement by our employees at Tufts Cove.”   

Our strong safety culture is made possible by the dedication and commitment of employees who regularly assess risk, train, and implement best safety practices.

 “We’re very proud of our members for their continued commitment to workplace safety, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said James Sponagle, Business Manager, IBEW Local 1928. “Members work together on the job to ensure that we can all go home to our families and return safely for another day’s work.”

We’re extremely proud too; keep up the great work!

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Kate Meuller inside the Tufts Cove Generating Station