Oakville Hydro Corporation Recognized for Safety Milestones

Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. achieved 500,000 hours worked with no lost time

Oakville Hydro working on the Ice Storm 2013

Oakville Hydro Corporation is celebrating being honoured with three President’s Awards for outstanding safety achievements from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). Oakville Hydro Corporation has a number of affiliate companies, three of which were given awards for reaching incredible safety milestones.

The awards received are for the following:

  • El-Con Construction Inc. – 250,000 hours worked with no lost time
  • Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. – 500,000 hours worked with no lost time
  • G-Tel Engineering Inc. – 750,000 hours worked with no lost time

“Safety is the first priority at Oakville Hydro Corporation,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro Corporation. “I am tremendously proud of all three organizations for achieving such incredible results. These hours display the dedication and hard work of each and every employee who consistently puts safety at the forefront of everything they do. Congratulations to the employees of these companies. It is a great achievement, and reflects the safety culture and focus by all employees at Oakville Hydro Corporation.”

‘Stayin’ Alive,’ Oakville Hydro Corporation’s award-winning safety program, allows employees to learn about safety by attending training sessions throughout the year. Presentation topics include: safety abroad, fitness, first response, safety at home, nutrition, hazards in the workplace, sports injuries and mental health.


“Reinforcing the safety message is one of the keys to success,” explains Peter Michaud, Director – Health, Safety and Environment. “We want to continue to ensure the safety of our employees and the community at all times and deliver safe, reliable service to each and every one of our customers. Congratulations on a job very well done.”

The IHSA’s vision is to have workplaces without injuries, illnesses, or fatalities and they work with workers and employers across Ontario with the goal of making that vision a reality.


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