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Mechanisms for monitoring, reporting and taking corrective action In order to maintain the EHSMS and implement opportunities for improvement, Toronto Hydro uses a variety of tools that require the commitment of frontline staff and leaders. This includes the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of Toronto Hydro Corporation, which reviews occupational safety performance and issues on a quarterly basis. Below are some examples of processes that support the EHSMS: Incident investigations Investigations into near misses, occupational injuries and illnesses, motor vehicle accidents and environmental spills are conducted across the organization to determine root causes and implement permanent, corrective actions. TORONTO HYDRO 2014 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 49 INTRODUCTION MATERIALITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OUR WORKFORCE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS Audits and inspections We conduct periodic audits to ensure compliance and conformance with requirements, and verify that adequate controls are in place to mitigate identified risks.  Proactive inspections of employees and work areas are conducted by leaders throughout the organization to identify and correct potentially harmful situations before an injury can occur. Performance indicators We track and report on a variety of performance indicators that gauge the effectiveness of the EHSMS and provide information to leaders to facilitate the implementation of corrective or preventive measures. Communications We employ a variety of tools and channels to provide timely communications to all e mployees, management, and the Corporation’s Board of Directors. This includes: • Safety meetings held at the departmental or divisional level on monthly or quarterly basis depending on the risks to the specific group. These meetings discuss a variety of issues including recent incidents and the corrective measures to prevent a recurrence • Monthly posters highlight a specific theme that aligns with topics discussed at safety meetings. They reinforce preventative measures for identified high risks • Bulletins are issued as needed to alert employees of recently identified hazards and the corresponding protective measures required • Digital signage at each of our locations is used to communicate the above information and reinforces our messaging • Operational Status Review meetings held at the departmental, divisional and corporate levels include the review of safety performance, risks and mitigations, and emerging issues • Quarterly Environment, Health and Safety reports are provided to the Corporation’s Board of Directors’ Human Resources Committee. These reports include occupational safety performance data and analysis, serious incident reviews that include the corrective actions implemented, the results of occupational health and safety audits and the corrective actions of the audit findings, identified risks and mitigations, and emerging issues


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