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INTRODUCTION MATERIALITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OUR CITY OUR OUR PEOPLE ENVIRONMENT GLOSSARY AT A GLANCE G4-DMA OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Management approach to occupational health and safety Corresponds with Toronto Hydro’s Material Issue: Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness Toronto Hydro’s management approach to occupational safety is to proactively identify hazards, quantify the risk associated with the hazards and eliminate or minimize the risk. Toronto Hydro recognizes it’s essential to have a strong safety culture and for that to exist there are two essential ingredients: leadership and management systems. Strong leadership is developed and nurtured through recruitment, education, training and performance management practices that encourage the application of corporate values, including safety. This is discussed in the management approach sections for employment and training, education and career development. Toronto Hydro has demonstrated its commitment to safety by establishing and maintaining an occupational health and safety management system registered to OHSAS 18001:2007 since 2013 through annual independent third party audits. 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 scope of the EHSMS includes all activities and operations associated with the distribution of electricity throughout the City of Toronto that can present an occupational health and safety hazard to Toronto Hydro employees or, potentially create an impact on the environment, and over which Toronto Hydro has control. This can include any department within the company, including core business services that may be contracted to an outside work-force. The establishment and maintenance of the EHSMS demonstrates Toronto Hydro’s commitment to the occupational safety and well being of staff, as well as concern for the environment. The EHSMS also provides a mechanism for early detection and mitigation of risks to achieve corporate health and safety and environmental performance objectives. The EHSMS is consistent with the risk management model adopted by Toronto Hydro under ISO 31000:2009, and aligns with other management systems that allow for proactive planning, monitoring, reporting and responding. OUR PEOPLE I TORONTO HYDRO 57


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