SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station surpasses safety milestone
May 23, 2018
On May 14, SaskPower celebrated two years without a single lost-time injury at the Boundary Dam coal-fired power station near Estevan, SK.
“This reflects a lot of hard work by the 350 men and women working at Boundary Dam,” said SaskPower Vice President of Power Production Howard Matthews. “It also shows how SaskPower has made safety a core value in recent years. We’ve put our money where our mouth is and we’re achieving real results. Our employees continue to bring power to homes and businesses every day, and they have to stay safe to keep you safe at home. We tell farmers to be safe during seeding and ‘come home safe tonight’ to their families. We also need to do the same for every employee at SaskPower.”
SaskPower continues to emphasize public and employee safety in all things from recruitment to project planning and outage response. As part of the Canadian Electricity Association, SaskPower also collaborates with other utilities to make sure they share their lessons learned with others, and bring new best practice back to Saskatchewan.
“There’s still work to be done,” said Matthews. “We used to rank low among Canadian utilities for these safety incidents. We’re much better now, with only a single lost-time injury at our many generating facilities in the last year. Our goal is zero injuries, and we will get there by keeping safety as a priority above all else.”
The Canadian Electricity Association defines a lost-time injury as an injury or illness initiated in the workplace where resulting time off work extends past the day of injury.
At A Glance
- SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station, in Estevan Saskatchewan has surpassed two years without a Lost-Time Injury
- SaskPower’s safety record and standing is increasing quickly
- The goal is zero injuries; always