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Toronto Hydro 2014 CR Report_FINAL

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY We recognize it’s essential for a strong safety culture to exist and for that there are two essential ingredients: leadership and management systems. Management approach to occupational health and safety Corresponds with Toronto Hydro’s Material Aspect: Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness Toronto Hydro’s management approach to occupational safety is to focus on legal compliance and the elimination or safeguarding of occupational hazards and risks. We have processes in place to develop and nurture good leadership practices through recruitment, education, training and performance management practices that encourage the application of our corporate values, including safety. We have demonstrated our commitment to safety by applying OHSAS 18001 to establish the occupational health and safety management system. We received OHSAS 18001 certification in 2013 and conduct annual third party audits to maintain certification; in addition we conduct occupational health and safety legal compliance audits every two years. The occupational health and safety management system is an integral part of a larger management system that also includes the environmental management system and is referred to as the environmental, health and safety management system (EHSMS). Integration of the two management systems enables efficiencies when managing related subjects (e.g. training, audits and inspections, emergency response, risk assessments, planning, etc.). The implementation and maintenance of the EHSMS demonstrates our commitment to the occupational safety and well-being of our staff, as well as our concern for the environment. The EHSMS also provides a mechanism for early detection and mitigation of risks to achieve our corporate health and safety and environmental performance objectives. The EHSMS is consistent with the risk management model adopted by Toronto Hydro under ISO 31000, and aligns with other management systems that allow for proactive planning, monitoring, reporting, and responding. 48 TORONTO HYDRO 2014 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT


Toronto Hydro 2014 CR Report_FINAL
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