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INTRODUCTION OUR SERVICEs OUR WORKFORCE OUR ENVIRONMENTal INITIATIVES OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OUR GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS CONDUCT Contractor Safety We view contractors working on our behalf as an extension of our workforce, and have rigorous programs in place to help ensure that they are working in a safe manner. Toronto Hydro conducts contractor pre-qualification. All companies requiring access to Toronto Hydro-owned confined spaces go through a confined space program documentation audit performed by a Toronto Hydro representative, an onsite equipment evaluation performed by a Toronto Hydro representative, and must complete the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA ) Toronto Hydro Confined Space Entry training program. Prequalification and the confined space application processes also apply to third party companies that have infrastructure in our cable chambers and attach equipment and signage to our poles. North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOS H) Week Every year, Toronto Hydro holds a series of events across our five main work centres to coincide with NAOSH week. Our goal is to provide employees with information about safety in the workplace and at home. In 2012, event topics included: Personal protective equipment Wellness pillars, which include physical activity, eating well, stress management, health indicators and smoking cessation Electrical awareness ISO/OHSAS awareness, including communication about our EHS policies, environmental impacts and waste management Emergency preparedness We also showcased the Life Quilt from Threads of Life, which honours and remembers young workers who have lost their lives on the job. TORONTO HYDRO 2012 corporate respnosibility report 60


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