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INTRODUCTION OUR SERVICES OUR WORKFORCE OUR ENVIRONMENTal INITIATIVES OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OUR GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS CONDUCT Occupational Health and Safety Toronto Hydro is committed to a safe and injury free work environment for all employees, contractors, visitors and the public. Toronto Hydro maintains and reviews procedures, programs and the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Policy which outlines several core principles including: • CO MPLIANCE — Toronto Hydro is committed to complying with applicable OH&S legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes. Toronto Hydro will periodically evaluate compliance with these requirements and report the results to the Board of Directors. • CONTIN UAL IMPROVEMENT — Toronto Hydro is committed to improving its OH&S management system and overall OH&S performance by setting and reviewing annual OH&S objectives and programs. • ENGAGEMENT AND CONS ULTATION — Toronto Hydro will, where appropriate, engage and consult with employees and other stakeholders where their workplace safety is involved. Employee involvement is essential. • CO MMUNICATION — Toronto Hydro will make the OH&S Policy available to the public, and make employees, contractors and suppliers aware of the requirements of the OH&S Policy. • ACO UNTABILITY — Working safely is a condition of employment. All employees, contractors and visitors will be held accountable for their personal safety behaviour and adherence to legislative requirements, established rules, policies and procedures and other instructions. • RISK MANAGEMENT — Toronto Hydro will plan work relative to the identified risks and hazards and conduct work with effective barriers and measures in place to reduce risks to an acceptable level. • CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT — Toronto Hydro will select contractors and suppliers based on their health and safety performance and ensure contractors and suppliers are aware of Toronto Hydro’s health & safety rules and responsibilities as it relates to the OH&S management system. Contractors will be held accountable for significant safety incidents, regardless of outcome, which occurs while doing work for Toronto Hydro. • INCIDENT INVESTI GATION — Toronto Hydro will report, investigate and implement corrective actions for all OH&S incidents. • PERFORMANCE MONITORIN G — Toronto Hydro will regularly monitor and measure key aspects of OH&S performance, including the extent to which OH&S objectives are met and provide regular reports to management. Management and Supervisors will conduct planned workplace safety inspections on a frequency determined by Toronto Hydro executive and will be held accountable for meeting the requirements. TORONTO HYDRO 2012 corporate respnosibility report 98


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