Waterloo Region Utilities Raise More than $12,000 for MySafeWork Inc.

Posted On Tuesday July 16, 2019

Three local hydro utilities raised $12,500 for MySafeWork Inc. through the annual International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 636 Charity Golf Tournament, held in Elmira in late May.

Energy+ Inc, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc., and Waterloo North Hydro Inc., teamed up with the local chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to sponsor the annual tournament, which supports a local charitable organization each year. Hydro utilities and other industry organizations from across Ontario participated in the event.

A total of $12,500 was raised in support of MySafeWork, an Ontario-based not-for-profit organization that seeks to prevent people from being killed, injured or harassed on the job, while promoting safe work practices through education, empowerment and employee engagement.

Representatives from the three utilities and IBEW Local 636 presented the donation to Rob Ellis, Founder and President of MySafeWork, during a special presentation July 2, 2019.

According to the International Labour Organization, more than 2.3 million people die worldwide from work-related accidents every year and 100 per cent of these deaths are preventable. To learn more about worker safety and creating healthier work environments, visit www.mysafework.com.

Since 1999, Ellis and MySafeWork have made presentations to millions of workers, employers and executives across North America. MySafeWork is also the driving force behind the Jersey of Courage campaign, which has seen hundreds of hockey jerseys signed by hundreds of thousands of frontline workers, executives, parents and students as a commitment to refuse unsafe work.

Energy+ Inc., Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc., and Waterloo North Hydro Inc. are committed to the safety of their employees and the communities they serve. Safety is the number one priority for each of the utilities and the public should always be aware of the dangers of electrical hazards. For electrical safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer, visit www.esasafe.com.