Safety @ Work
At Hydro, safety is a shared responsibility and we are committed to keeping every worker safe on the job. The first step towards our safety goal of zero workplace injuries is adopting a strong safety culture.
This means thinking safety first at all times: planning and taking action to avoid potentially hazardous situations; ensuring equipment is ready and maintained for its intended purpose; knowing your co-workers are properly trained and share our concern for safe operations; and doing what you can to protect your fellow workers and your family.
As an electrical utility and a growing energy business, safety and safety leadership is something we are discussing every day at the most senior levels of our company. Ed Martin, Hydro’s President and CEO is a founding member of the Newfoundland and Labrador CEO Safety Charter.
By signing the Safety Charter, Hydro has committed that:
- nothing is more important than the health and safety of employees and visitors to the workplace;
- sound business strategies, processes and good health and safety performance are the foundation of business success;
- effective management of health and safety is achieved by spotting the hazards, assessing the risks and finding a safer way, everyday;
- leadership is important for the continuous improvement of workplace health and safety;
- environments that empower and enable all employees to participate and work collaboratively is necessary for developing, promoting and improving health and safety at work
- health and safety efforts extended beyond the workplace can be achieved by building partnerships that support related initiatives within the community.
At Hydro, we challenge individuals to become a safety advocate or champion in the workplace and at home. Safety is our number one priority – make it yours.