ENWIN Supports Safe Workplace Education
March 10, 2016
“Events like this one raise awareness regarding safety in the workplace, the rights and responsibilities of all parties and, most importantly, the need for our young people to speak up and ask questions at work.” Grant Pennington, Director Hydro Division, ENWIN
Windsor ON: ENWIN’s Director Hydro Distribution says he is honoured to partner with MySafeWork and IBEW safety champions to teach students at St. Clair College the fundamentals of workplace safety.
On March 10, 2016, Grant Pennington joined MySafeWork founder Rob Ellis, and representatives of the IBEW to entertain tough questions related to on-the-job safety concerns.
Hundreds of young adults enrolled in the electrical trades programs gathered at the Chatham campus of St. Clair College to listen and learn about their rights and responsibilities on the job.
As founder of MySafeWork, Rob Ellis spoke from personal experience about the tragedy that devastates a family when a loved one is lost due to workplace negligence. His description of losing a son at 18 years of age left students stunned and silent. When Rob opened the floor for discussion, the students found their voices and their outrage, and posed some challenging questions. The team of safety experts responded, teaching the students about their right to a safe, healthy work environment and how to achieve it.
At the end of the sessions, participants signed Canada Cup jerseys to signify their ongoing commitment to workplace health and safety.
This is ENWIN’s second time partnering with MySafeWork. On October 5, 2015, a team of ENWIN employees and Union officials responded to student questions from St. Joseph’s Catholic and Tecumseh Vista High Schools, during a similar event.
“We are proud to be a part of something so important to the futures of our young workers here in Southwestern Ontario,” Grant concluded. “This is one of the most important things we can do for our youth.”