Nova Scotia LEADERS COMMIT TO SAFETY
Power President and CEO Bob Hanf was one of 22 senior provincial
business leaders to sign a document October 8 that publicly states our
continued commitment to safety and health. The Nova Scotia
Health and Safety Leadership Charter is supported by the Workers’
Compensation Board (WCB) and Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan said the companies’
commitment is a testament to their leaders’ character and the key to the
success both of their businesses and the province. WCB CEO Stuart
MacLean said the goal is for Nova Scotia to be the safest place to work
The occupational health and safety of employees “is our
number one priority,” said Bob, adding it is NS Power’s legal and moral
goal to have no workplace injuries. “Safety should not be a
trade secret,” Bob said. "Companies should share the success of their
programs so they can collectively work to better the health, safety and
wellness of employees across Nova Scotia."
NS Power adopts-a-day FOR habitat for humanity
Power’s Transmission and Distribution Technical Services team visited Habitat for Humanity for the
Adopt-A-Day challenge, as part of a team building event. They felt that
this would be an excellent opportunity to work together to help others
by creating a better environment for a family in need. Employees spent the day on site and worked on a house
build in East Preston. The team worked on the interior wall assembly, as
well as styrofoam insulation on the outside foundation of the house.
noon, it began to down pour. They reluctantly decided to call it a day,
but agreed to return on November 3 to finish their time at the build site.
“Having a place to come home to and feel safe is something I feel is the
most valuable thing one can ever acquire. Although we only assisted in
helping one day on a house that typically takes roughly 8 or more months to
build we still helped a family get that much closer to having a place to
call home,” said team member Genoa Bell.
Learn more about Habitat for Humanity's Adopt-A-Day Challenge at www.habitatns.ca.
safety tips for halloween
It's not hard to remember the
excitement of Halloween. It's an exciting time of year for kids, and it
becomes easy for them to forget how to stay safe. Before heading out for
the night, speak to your kids about safety rules, and re-enforce them
as the night goes on.
Masks can obscure vision, use face paint
instead and wear reflective bands or clothing when venturing outside.
Walk on sidewalks and designated pathways, and use crosswalks to cross
the street. Remember to carry flashlights to improve visibility for both
you and drivers.
Kids are often excited to start eating the
candy they receive. Ensure they remember not to eat anything they
receive until it has been checked by an adult. Bring a small snack from
home that they can eat while out.