Our Health & Safety Professionals

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Tom MacKay, CRSP, NCSO – Director, Health, Safety & Environment

Tom joined PowerTel’s sister company, EPTCON Ltd., as the Director of Health Safety in April 2015. Since joining the EPTCON team he has demonstrated passion for health and safety and dedication to the continuous improvement process and the health and safety of our workers. He has provided solid, committed and passionate  leadership to the health and safety team resulting in a team that is both professional and effective as well as a strong Health and Safety Culture and focus on  Environmental responsibility. Tom has applied his experience gained through more than 30 years of health and safety commitment and 10 years with the ministry of labour as inspector and regional program coordinator to apply leadership for our health and  safety team and the company as a whole. This has resulted in the formation of an excellent and professional team and a first in class health and safety program. As a result of the health and safety team and commitment of the our employees Eptcon has achieved COR certification and continues to improve procedures, policy, tools and equipment that keep our workers safe each and every day. In early 2018, Tom accepted the role of Director of Health and Safety for Cormorant Utilities Services and will apply that same passion, leadership and motivation to Cormorant group of companies, which includes PowerTel, PowerTraxx, One Line Engineering and EPTCON, to ensure that our workers return home safe every day. In addition he continues to participate in industry leading and supporting efforts including co-chairing Electrical Contractors Association Ontario health and safety committee for employers and is and is qualified and an external COR auditor. Association Involvement: CRSP, NCSO, ECAO health and safety committee – employer co-chair, IHSA COR external Auditor

Mark Bender — Health & Safety Manager

Mark joined PowerTel in 2015 and has been refining and improving our policies and programs ever since. Having spent 34 years at Hydro One, Mark understands what it takes to operate a safe and productive organization. He incorporates all Health and Safety initiatives into our comprehensive Health, Safety, and Training program, and ensures compliance by all field personnel.

Previous Positions in Safety Leadership:

Customer Operations Manager – Hydro One

  Association Involvement: Association of Electrical Utility Safety Professionals (AEUSP)

Health and Safety Training Received:

  • COR Internal Auditor
  • IHSA Training Partner for Working at Heights
  • Hydro One Certified Internal Workwell Auditor
  • Red Seal Certified Powerline Technicial
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee Member Training
  • Utility Work Protection Code