Health & Safety Policy
The purpose of this policy is to demonstrate to every worker, manager, supervisor, visitor, and contractor that The Essex Power Corporation (EPC) and Essex Energy Corporation is committed to protect all personal injury/illness.
We will use all necessary means to ensure a safe working environment. Management will comply with all legislated health and safety requirements as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Act/ Regulations (OHSA), Workplace Insurance and Safety Board (WSIB), and the Electrical & Utilities Safety Association of Ontario (EUSA).
Essex Power Corporation and Essex Energy Corporation review the written Occupational Health and Safety Policy on an annual basis. Programs are designed to implement the policy and maintain health an safety.
The Essex Power Corporation (EPC) and Essex Energy Corporation (EEC) are committed to the health and safety of employees, customers, and the general public. It is our goal to design a distribution system that can be built, operated and maintained safely, considering primarily the health and safety of our employees, the customers we serve and the public in general. EPC and EEC will inform employees, customers, and the general public of any potential hazard that will endanger their safety, and will be a leader in promoting electrical safety awareness in our communities.
To support this goal, EPC and EEC will implement and document a recognized Health and Safety Management System that will be communicated to all employees, be maintained in a current and up-to-date status and be readily available to all interested parties.
As the employer, EPC and EEC will make every effort to provide a healthy and safe work environment and provide suitable training and appropriate tools and equipment to enable the employees to perform their work in a safe and efficient manner. This includes a commitment by EPC and EEC to comply with all current and applicable legislative and regulatory requirements. All supervisors and workers must be dedicated to our objective of reducing the risk of injury and illness.
Supervisors shall be held accountable for the health and safety of employees under their supervision. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that vehicles, equipment and machinery are safe and that workersshall follow established safe work policies and procedures as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations, Electrical & Utilities Safety Association (EUSA) Rule Book and Safe Practice Guides, EPC and EEC policies and procedures and other applicable legislation.
Workers will receive adequate training in their specific work task to protect their health and safety. In addition, workers must consider their responsibility to maintain a positive attitude with respect to health and safety matters and to promote and follow safe work practices at all times as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations, Electrical & Utilities Safety Association (EUSA) Rule Book and Safe Practice Guides, EPC and EEC policies and procedures, and other applicable legislation.
Contractors will be expected to work in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and Regulations, Electrical & Utilities Safety Association Rulebook (EUSA) and Safe Practice Guides, EPC and EEC policies and procedures, and other applicable legislation
It is in the best interest of all workplace parties to consider health and safety in every daily activity. A strong commitment to health and safety and continual improvement of the Health and Safety System must be primary and fundamental elements of EPC and EEC, embraced by all employees.