October 24, 2012 (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario) - Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro is proud to announce that they have become the first electric utility in Ontario to be awarded the highest level Platinum Safety Award from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA). This award recognizes NOTL Hydro’s commitment to a fully integrated and maintained health and safety system. “As a company committed to performance excellence, we strive for the ultimate goal of zero injuries.” says Jim Huntingdon, President of NOTL Hydro.

The award was achieved through a program called ZeroQuest® to which NOTL Hydro has been participating in since 2005. ZeroQuest is the IHSA’s comprehensive audit program that assists workplaces in the development of health and safety management systems. The primary vision of this program is zero lost-time injuries and illnesses. ZeroQuest is comprised of four levels:

·         Bronze - Commitment Level

·         Silver – Effort Level

·         Gold – Outcomes Level I & II

·         Platinum – Sustainability Level