City’s Electric Utility wins 2020 CEA President’s Award of Excellence

Medicine Hat – On Monday, Nov. 23, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced the City of Medicine Hat Electric Utility as winners of the 2020 CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety at their annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

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The President’s Award is presented to electricity service providers that achieved the top ranking in Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) amongst their peers of comparable size in generation, transmission or distribution operations. Medicine Hat won in both the Generation category and the Distribution category in “Group 1” which applies to workgroups with less than 300 full-time employees.

“Our electric generation and distribution staff unquestionably deserve this award. They treat safety as part of their lifestyle in the industry they work in. I couldn’t be more proud,” said Grayson Mauch, General Manager of Utility Distribution Systems.

For more than 30 years, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has tracked the employee safety record of its member utilities, celebrating members’ ongoing commitment to a shared vision of being the safest, most reliable, and sustainable electricity sector in the world.

“Receiving this award is an acknowledgement of the safe work decisions our dedicated staff make every day. Every member of our team makes a personal commitment to safety through his or her actions, and it is an honor to be recognized with this CEA award,” adds Josh Gale, Acting General Manager of Electric Generation.

Founded in 1891, the CEA is the national association of the Canadian electricity industry. Its members produce 95 per cent of Canada’s electricity, and provide reliable electricity service to Canadians from coast to coast.

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