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Health and safety is an important focus at Toronto Hydro and we are constantly striving to improve processes with the goal of building a skilled, safe and productive workforce.  

 

Renewing our Workforce

Approximately 650 employees — over 40 per cent of our workforce — will be eligible for retirement
over the next 10 years. This group is comprised of highly skilled trades people and professionals.
Approximately 60 per cent are in core jobs.

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Safety in the Workplace

 

Lost Time Injury Severity (based on the total number of days lost beyond the day of the injury) — declined by 16 per cent in 2012 and is 1.34 days lost per 200,000 hours worked, well below the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) average of 15.96 days lost per 200,000 hours worked.
 

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate — reduced by 62 per cent based on the total number of lost time injuries related to occupational injuries, which occurred in the calendar year. In 2012, Toronto Hydro’s rate was 0.06 lost time injuries per 200,000 hours worked, which was well below the CEA average of 0.79 per 200,000 hours worked.
 

 We were proud to receive the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA ) President’s Award for three million hours without a lost time injury.

 We have reduced total recordable injury frequency in the workforce by more than 66 per cent since
2007.  We achieved 2.15 days per 200,000 hours worked in 2012.

In 2012, one of our goals was to achieve certification of our integrated Environment, Health and Safety Management system to the international standard OHSAS 18001. Through tremendous efforts and commitment by staff at all levels, supported by an organization-wide engagement and communication plan, we successfully completed the required audits and received confirmation of certification in early 2013.

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