Earlier this week, Bruce Power achieved 15 million hours worked without a lost-time injury.

Bruce Power’s 15 million hours is equal to about a year-and-a-half worked without a lost-time injury.

“This achievement is something of which all employees can be proud,” said Len Clewett, Bruce Power Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer. “We have accomplished some major milestones in the past year, including safely and reliably operating eight units on the Bruce site for the first time in nearly two decades. To do that with such a stellar safety record is a real accomplishment.”

Yasir Naqvi, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, congratulated Bruce Power employees for achieving this important milestone.

“I commend Bruce Power and its employees on achieving this tremendous safety milestone,” Minister Naqvi said. “The government and the Ministry of Labour share your commitment to protecting workers and keeping them safe, as that is the building block of a strong economy, strong communities and a stronger Ontario.”

Achieving 15 million hours without a lost-time injury is another in a long run of safe working habits on site. Earlier this decade, the company set a record by eclipsing 22 million hours without a lost-time injury before an employee experienced a slip and fall during wintry weather. Bruce Power continues to focus on Safety First as its Number 1 value, and has a team of dedicated safety professionals that focus on maintaining our four ‘pillars of safety’ – reactor, radiological, industrial and environment.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest nuclear site and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario 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 TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s 4,000 employees are also owners in the business.

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