Markham District Energy Receives TSSA Legacy Safety Award
MARKHAM, ON – October 26, 2020 – Markham District Energy (MDE) formally received the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) 2020 Organizational Legacy Safety Award at the TSSA’s virtual Annual General Meeting held October 22, 2020. The Award recognizes MDE for its leadership in making safety a priority in the workplace and for the organization’s dedication to sharing safety knowledge and experiences with employees.
“MDE is honoured to be awarded TSSA’s 2020 Organizational Legacy Safety Award,” said Bruce Ander, President & CEO. “The Award not only serves as meaningful recognition for our team in terms of its health and safety dedication to-date, but also encouragement to continue exceeding expectations and striving for excellence in health and safety as we move into the next phase of our organization’s history.”
Believing that making Ontario a safe place to work, live and play is a shared responsibility, TSSA implemented its annual Legacy Safety Awards Program in 2015 to celebrate individuals and organizations making significant contributions to safety in Ontario in TSSA’s regulated sectors.
“For MDE to be recognized for its contributions to safety in Ontario by one of our regulators is an outstanding achievement,” said Jack Heath, MDE Board Chair. “We too believe health and safety to be a shared responsibility and I’m proud of the health and safety culture our team has built at MDE throughout our 20-year history.”
MDE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its employees and community it serves is a key corporate focus; dedicating time and resources to fostering and developing an internal safety culture and program, which includes training across all levels of the organization, maintaining its critical infrastructure to industry best-standards and staffing its energy centres above and beyond regulatory requirements.
“Our commitment to doing the right thing when it comes to health and safety directly contributes to our outstanding 20-year safety record including no lost-time injuries,” said Craig Graham, Chief Operating Engineer and JHSC Co-Chair. “Safety is hard work and TSSA’s Legacy Award serves as validation for all of the work the MDE team, both past and present, has put into achieving health and safety excellence.”
Markham District Energy (MDE), an energy company owned by the City of Markham, is committed to continuing as a leading developer of municipally-owned district energy systems providing strategic foundations for Markham’s sustainability and economic development objectives. MDE owns and operates award-winning community energy systems serving buildings in the developing urban centres of Markham Centre and Cornell Centre.
The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) is one of Ontario’s public safety regulators mandated by the Government of Ontario to enforce provincial safety regulations and enhance public safety. Throughout Ontario, TSSA regulates the safety of amusement devices, boilers and pressure vessels, elevating devices, fuels, operating engineers, and ski lifts. Its range of safety services includes public education and consumer information, certification, licensing and registration, engineering design review, inspections, investigations, safety management consultation, and enforcement and prosecution activities. The organization’s vision is to be a valued advocate and recognized authority in public safety.
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