AltaLink celebrates two-years without an employee safety incident
April 4, 2022
For the second consecutive year, AltaLink is celebrating a significant achievement when it comes to employee safety.
AltaLink has not recorded an employee safety incident since March 31, 2020. It is the first time that AltaLink has gone two full years without an employee injury.
“Every AltaLinker contributes to our safe work environment,” said Gary Hart, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are all clear that we believe in safety without compromise, and I am very proud of the AltaLink team for how they continue to do the critical work that keeps the lights on in Alberta, while keeping safety top of mind.”
How AltaLinkers stay safe
AltaLink has a number of programs and procedures in place to reduce risks and hazards in the workplace. Our employees know that there is nothing more important than the safety of themselves, and their co-workers.
We don’t wait until an incident happens to review safety protocols. Instead, we have set company-wide goals to report hazards and near misses so we can proactively remove hazards from the workplace and learn from all the near misses.
AltaLink also has a comprehensive injury preventative program called MoveSafe. MoveSafe is a program aimed at improving the overall health and wellness of all employees.
Since starting the program, 531 employees have gone through the full MoveSafe training and have started implementing the principles into their daily routines.
These are just a few of the programs in place that help keep safety top of mind for employees.
Our employee safety performance has been recognized by our industry peers and in 2021, for the fifth consecutive year, AltaLink was awarded the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award for Safety Excellence.
The award is given to corporate utilities that achieve the top ranking in Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) among utilities of comparable size in generation, transmission, or distribution operations. AltaLink was awarded the CEA President’s Award for Safety Excellence for transmission companies with 300-1,500 full-time employees.