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Milton Hydro celebrates 500,000 hours worked without a lost-time incident

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July 19, 2023
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety IHSA Milton Hydro Safety Milestone

Troy Hare (left), president and CEO of Milton Hydro, accepts the IHSA Recognition of Performance from Enzo Garritano, president and CEO IHSA.

Milton Hydro is celebrating a major workplace safety achievement — 500,00 hours worked without a lost-time incident.

The utility provides electricity to 42,000 business and residential customers in Milton, Ont., and is owned by the municipality.

Enzo Garritano, president and CEO of Infrastructure, Health, and Safety Association (IHSA), presented the IHSA Recognition of Performance Achievement Milestone award to Milton Hydro.

“This award represents six years of dedicated focus on robust safety programs, including comprehensive training initiatives, regular safety inspections, proactive hazard identification, and mitigation measures,” said Troy Hare, president and CEO of Milton Hydro.

“By prioritizing safety, we are fostering a culture of accountability, where each employee understands their responsibility in ensuring a safe working environment. I’d like to thank our amazing team for all of their efforts in meeting this exceptional goal, making us an industry leader not only in energy solutions but also in workplace safety.”


Established in 2018, the IHSA’s award program encourages and supports companies as they prioritize safety and recognizes member firms that have achieved a specific number of work hours (based on their firm size) without a lost-time injury. Milton Hydro went above and beyond the target established for a company of their size – 250,000 for a company of less than 100 full-time employees, and doubled that target to achieve 500,000 hours worked without a lost-time incident.

“We are incredibly proud to reach this significant milestone of 500,000 hours worked without a lost time incident,” said Brian Ross, health and safety manager with Milton Hydro. “At Milton Hydro, we firmly believe that every employee deserves to return home safely to their loved ones at the end of each workday. This achievement reflects the commitment and diligence of our employees in adhering to our safety protocols and their dedication to maintaining a safe workplace.”

Milton Hydro remains committed to sustaining this noteworthy safety record and continuously improving its safety practices, it said in a press release. The company will continue to invest in cutting-edge technologies, enhanced training programs, and ongoing safety awareness campaigns, it said.


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