TSSA’s 2016 Safety Award Recipients
TSSA celebrated its 2016 Safety Award recipients – Enbridge Gas Distribution, the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (Ontario) and Six Nations Natural Gas – at the organization’s annual general meeting held last week in Toronto.
“This year’s winners represent the breadth of TSSA’s regulated sectors in fuels and ski lifts and reflect a commitment to public safety that is both admirable and worthy of recognition,” said TSSA President and CEO Michael Beard. “This year’s recipients not only brought a greater level of safety to those around them. They reinforced the notion that safety is a shared responsibility in extraordinary ways.”
Enbridge Gas Distribution, IMPACT Award recipient
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. was selected for its outstanding work to raise public awareness about carbon monoxide poisoning and other risks associated with natural gas. Its ‘Six Second Safety’ campaign used short, attention-grabbing videos to educate homeowners about the importance of maintaining natural-gas fueled appliances and installing carbon monoxide detectors. The campaign earned over a million views on social media and even more through a host of radio and online ads and brought greater awareness of a serious issue in an easily accessible and memorable way.
CSIA Ontario, IMPACT Award recipient
The Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) – Ontario was acknowledged with a TSSA Safety Award for its work as a frontline ambassador for ski lift safety. Working at Ontario’s ski hills, CSIA instructors teach beginner skiers and boarders how to get on and off the lift safely. Their dedication, guidance, and effective safety efforts ensure safety at Ontario’s ski hills, both going up the hill and coming down.
Six Nations Natural Gas, IMPACT Award recipient
Six Nations Natural Gas Limited (SNNG), the first natural gas utility owned and built by a First Nation community, also received a TSSA Safety Award for putting safety at the forefront of its operations. In 1988, SNNG acquired the assets of a gas utility with a failing infrastructure. Not content with leaking metal pipes, SNNG immediately replaced the line and developed a risk management system to enhance service and safety. They also partnered with Ontario One Call to promote safe excavating practices.
Launched in 2015, TSSA’s Safety Awards program celebrates individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to public safety in Ontario in TSSA’s regulated sectors: Fuels; Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers; Elevating and Amusement Devices and Ski Lifts; and, Upholstered and Stuffed Articles.
Check out TSSA Issues Inaugural Public Safety Awards for videos of last year’s recipients.