Nalcor Energy > Safety & Environment

Nalcor has long been committed to building a culture of safety amongst its employees and the work we do.

We’re proud of our accomplishments, and continue to strive for excellence.

  • We’ve cut our lost-time injuries by 50 per cent in 2010.
  • Our Safe Workplace Observation Program reporting has almost 7000 SWOPs.
  • Safety lead/lag ratio target exceeded (ratio of safety observations to incidents).
  • Hydro’s Work Protection Code implemented and 100 per cent of required personnel trained.

In addition, our environmental commitments continue their record of excellence. We’ve hit key milestones such as:

  • Churchill Falls completed 100 per cent of its Environmental Management System targets and milestones.
  • takeCHARGE energy efficiency programs resulted in almost seven gigawatt hours of energy savings from Hydro retail customers and its own facilities.

Nalcor continues to work towards even higher standard of environmental excellence in our full range of business dealings, from day-to-day office work to our most ambitious projects.

Recognized for excellence in safety and environment.

 CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety – Electricity Generation

Nalcor is honoured to be recognized for a second year in a row through the 2020 Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety in Generation, in Group 2 (300 – 1,500 FTEs). Nalcor was a recipient of the President’s Award through the achievement of a top ranking in Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) amongst their peers of comparable size in generation, transmission, or distribution operations. The award highlights the collective efforts from Generation teams across the province in both Nalcor and Hydro and is a result of employees’ commitment to safety.

Thank you to our teams for keeping everyone safe—your demonstrated excellence is the reason for our recognition. Every day, we strive to create an environment where each person actively cares for their own safety, and the safety of those they work with.

Commitment to Continuous Performance Improvement through Projects, Programs and Initiatives

Nalcor was recognized for the Migratory Bird Program and latest developments to the program through the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) Award for Commitment to Continuous Performance Improvement through Projects, Programs and Initiatives. Nalcor is honored to have this recognition and remains committed to enhancing standards and sharing in-house mapping data (trails, lines, roadways) with the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) to enable their access to remote birding areas that are typically inaccessible.

Nalcor applies numerous measures and standards to ensure better protection of migratory birds and nests while working to operate and maintain the province’s electrical system. These procedures were updated, and communicated to personnel, in 2019 and in 2020, to reflect feedback from the CWS and a hired consultant.

This collaboration resulted in the following enhancements to Nalcor’s existing Migratory Bird Program:

  • Tightened standards for protection of birds and nests
  • An established process for field assessments to have easy access to bird nest data
  • Expanded education program with hands-on training for vegetation control personnel
  • Increased communication on migratory bird nesting season to ensure awareness on sites and in the field
  • Partnering with CWS and Birds Canada directly to support the development of the first Breeding Bird Atlas for the province which will include a migratory bird data set for remote areas of our province

Thank you to our team for protecting migratory birds—this award was a result of their hard work and dedication. Thank you for being stewards of the environment in which we operate, and diligently working to mitigate risk to birds that live and breed in these areas.