ESA Safety Awards

On September 30, 2014, the Electrical Safety Authority held its annual Ontario Electrical Safety awards to recognize and celebrate the leadership and achievement in the promotion of electrical safety in Ontario.

The Electrical Safety Authority announces the 2014 Ontario Electrical Safety award recipients:

Community/Home Safety:

  • Hydro Ottawa – for the development of their electrical safety and energy conservation educational program for elementary school children in the Ottawa and surrounding areas. The program teaches elementary students how to use electricity safely and wisely. The information is provided through free programs that highlight cautionary real life stories and demonstrations in both official languages.

Powerline Safety:

  • PowerStream Inc – for its exceptional efforts in promoting powerline safety initiatives directed at both consumers and workers over the past year. The initiatives included consistent powerline safety messaging targeted to consumers on PowerStream’s website, social media channels and through printed materials distributed at events.

Worker Safety:

  • Utilities Kingston & the City of Kingston – for their on-going commitment to hosting their annual “Safety Days” for employees and contractors who work for Utilities Kingston to provide safe work practices, including topics such as Safe Limits of Approach & the importance of “Calling Before you Dig” to avoid underground cables. The overall goal is to improve safety in the workplace.

Chief Public Safety Officer’s Special Recognition for Electrical Safety:

  • Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management (OFMEM) & the OFMEM team for their strong commitment to placing electrical safety at the core of the storm relief during the 2013 Ice Storm.


To learn more:

2014 pdf recipients


You can view previous year’s recipients here:

2013 pdf recipients

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