Columbia Power Wins Two Highly Regarded 2012 Canadian Electricity Association Occupational Health and Safety Awards

CASTLEGAR, B.C. – Columbia Power is pleased to announce they have received the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety, Silver Award Level and the CEA Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence, Bronze Award Level for Generation. Columbia Power congratulates its employees and contractors for their safety contribution over the past year.

For over forty years, the CEA has tracked the employee safety record of its member utilities. By promoting safety, the CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety has assisted CEA members in meeting their objectives of injury reduction and continuous improvement in overall safety performance.

“We are very pleased once again be recognized by the CEA. Safety is truly a core value of our organization and we appreciate the recognition,” said Jane Bird, President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Power Corporation.

To receive the CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety, Columbia Power was ranked within the top 25 per cent for both the all injury/illness frequency rate and the lost-time injury severity rate. The CEA Vice President’s Award of Safety Excellence was initiated in 2012 and recognizes the safety performance by CEA member utilities according to their line of business and their size.

Columbia Power has a safety management system to effectively manage its responsibilities as an employer and project owner. Columbia Power’s projects include Arrow Lakes Generating Station, Brilliant Dam and Expansion Project, and the Waneta Expansion Project currently under construction near Trail, BC.

Columbia Power is a crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent of the Province. For more information about Columbia Power, please visit

For more information contact:
Audrey Repin
Director, Stakeholder & External Relations
Columbia Power Corporation
Ph. 250-304-6044 or Cell 250-365-9502

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