Estevan's SaskPower Boundary Dam Power Station has been a pioneer and seen quite a few noteworthy moments in it's years of operation, especially being the host of the Carbon Capture and Storage Facility. However, it recently celebrated a new milestone, that of safety.

"We're celebrating two years without what we call at lost-time injury. That would be a major injury that would take someone out of commission for that day plus another day, so these are occurrences we were trying to eliminate years ago and we've made a lot of progress by really focusing on safety. Especially at our coal plants, there's a lot of moving parts, a lot of people working, so it's something we're certainly proud of," stated Jonathan Tremblay with SaskPower.

"It starts from the ground up. The whole organization made it clear that the first commitment was to safety, above all else, and then it was really about the culture, the employees making sure that they're safe every day, making sure safety is top of mind when they start a work day. That's where we've seen the results," he explained.

"It's not enough to talk about safety. We're really seeing people put their money where their mouth is and everyone's living it, and that's something that we need to celebrate. It's not enough to just say, 'we checked the box.' This is something we held a small celebration for last week at Boundary Dam, and we're about a year with out lost-time injuries also at our Shand plant in Estevan, and at our Poplar River Power Station in Coronach. It's something we're proud of."

Tremblay added that SaskPower's stations in southeast Saskatchewan used to be second last among Canadian utilities for safety. Thus, the number of employees that now head home safe at the end of the shift today is that much more remarkable.

"It's not something we're going to rest on our laurels on. We need to keep working on this. It's an ongoing mission, and it's for all of our 3,300 employees across the province. Specifically for people in our coal stations, this is a great day, and we're going to keep going."

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