NS Power employees achieve safety milestone

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NS Power employees achieve safety milestone

November 26, 2010

Halifax, N.S. -  Nova Scotia Power’s customer operations team recently reached 2 million hours without a lost time injury.

“We are extremely proud of this team and their commitment to working safely”, said Rick Janega, Chief Operating Officer. “Safety is not negotiable, but creating a safety culture doesn’t happen overnight. It takes dedication from our employees and strong partnerships.”

“Safety doesn’t happen without everyone working together,” said Mike MacDonald, Business Manager for Local 1928 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “It’s a very impressive accomplishment. We are proud of our members and their co-workers at Nova Scotia Power for their dedication to safety.”

“We are always so pleased to see this kind of incredible commitment to workplace safety,” added Nancy MacCready-Williams, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. “It’s important Nova Scotians continue to build a workplace safety culture. It must be part of the conversation at boardroom tables and at dinner tables across the province.”

The customer operations team represents more than 500 employees across the province who work in challenging jobs, including control centre workers, planners, engineers, fleet operations, vegetation management and power line technicians.

Nova Scotia Power’s number one priority is the safety of its workers, contractors and customers. Earlier this year, the company was the first in Canada to jointly sign the Conference Board of Canada’s CEO Health and Safety Leadership Charter with its union.