Workplace safety is everybody’s responsibility and each person on the Bruce Power site, from the shop floor to the board room, has a duty to ensure employees get home safely at night.
During a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Day of Mourning, Bruce Power President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne urged all employees and union partners to never forget the people who have died or become ill in the workplace, and prevent it from happening again.
Each of us can ensure our workplace is safe for our colleagues, so they can return home to their families after every shift,
“We have the opportunity to influence people, to coach and to council, so we can reduce the number of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths across the province.”
The annual commemoration of the Day of Mourning on the Bruce site included members of the Grey-Bruce Labour Council, the Power Workers’ Union, The Society of Energy Professionals, the Building Trades Union, Ontario Power Generation, members of the Saugeen First Nation and family members of those who lost their lives during the construction of the Bruce site. Those who died are honoured on a memorial cairn outside Bruce Power’s corporate office.
In 2012, there were 977 deaths and 245,000 lost-time injuries in the workplace across Canada.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, ON, is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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