Tufts Cove employees mark significant safety milestone

HALIFAX, NS – Employees of Nova Scotia Power’s Tufts Cove Generating Station in Dartmouth today celebrated achieving two million hours of service without lost time due to injury.

“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.”  

This milestone at Tufts Cove raises the bar for safety excellence across the company, which has previously recognized 1-million hour milestones achieved by the Eastern Territory Field Operations team and the Point Aconi Generating Station team.

“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, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (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.”

The Tufts Cove Generating Station has 70 employees, working in a variety of jobs ranging from power engineers, electricians and maintenance persons.

“Safety is not just something we do, it’s our company culture and we live and breathe it every day,” said Kate Mueller, Storekeeper and Shop Steward for IBEW Local 1928. “We maintain a safe work environment by looking out for ourselves and each other.”

Nova Scotia Power’s 1,700 employees take safety very seriously through a strong culture of ongoing risk assessment and preparedness, continuous training and the use of best safety practices in every aspect of the company’s work. Nova Scotia Power is recognized as an industry leader in safety.

Workplace safety, health and wellness will continue to be highlighted across the company over the next week in celebration of  North American Occupational Safety and Health Week.