ATCO Gas Wins National Public Safety Award


EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 1, 2015) - ATCO Gas has been awarded the Safety Leadership Award in Public Safety by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) for the company's efforts to inform Albertans about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO).

"At ATCO Gas, safety is at the core of our entire organization and that belief extends to educating and protecting our customers about the dangers of carbon monoxide," said Bill Stephens, President, ATCO Gas. "This award is a testament to our employees' dedication to safety education and we are honoured that their efforts have been recognized nationally."

The CGA Safety Leadership Award in Public Safety recognizes excellence and leadership in fostering public awareness and education about the safe use of natural gas.

ATCO Gas has a long-standing safety awareness campaign informing Albertans about CO prevention and detection. In November 2014, ATCO Gas partnered with the Office of the Fire Commissioner at Alberta Municipal Affairs and fire services in Alberta to launch the province's first CO Awareness Week.

Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas that can cause serious illness or death. Improperly maintained natural gas appliances can be one of many sources of carbon monoxide.

Last year, ATCO Gas responded to more than 3,200 service and emergency calls related to CO. The company also provides CO safety information, including a free CO safety checklist, at

ATCO Gas delivers safe, reliable natural gas distribution service to more than 1.1 million customers in nearly 300 Alberta communities in Alberta and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies.

With more than 9,000 employees and assets of approximately $18 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions through leading companies engaged in Structures & Logistics, Utilities and Energy. More information can be found at

Related Information: CO Safety Checklist

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