Carmine Fusaro and Mark Jelinski, Escalator Mechanics, Plant Maintenance
Carmine and Mark are responsible for servicing, maintaining and repairing over 300 escalators, which are comprised of multiple designs from six different companies.
They came up with an innovative solution to a gearbox problem, which has been shared with all Escalator Mechanics to provide a safer way to service the gearboxes.
Both Carmine and Mark regularly attend safety talks and actively participate in workplace safety meetings and discussions. By taking the initiative to develop a solution to the gearbox issue, they provided a safer work environment for their colleagues.
Maria Kapovsky, Curriculum Development Specialist, Training and Development
Maria has initiated the development of several high-profile programs in subway track level safety. She has also redesigned the Subway/SRT Rule Book programs to include more hands-on activities.
She has worked tirelessly to ensure all stakeholders have been consulted, their needs identified and their concerns addressed, resulting in a complete paradigm shift in the development and delivery of safety training.
Maria’s positive attitude, dedication, enthusiasm and approach are contagious and she embodies the safety culture that the TTC seeks to foster Commission-wide.
Osama Manneh, Video Service Technician, Investigative Services
Osama receives a large number of video requests for verification of personal injury claims that occur onboard TTC vehicles.
When he noticed a reoccurrence of incidents with a similar pattern of injuries, the details were shared with Streetcar management. Safety messaging and coaching were then provided to Operators to avoid similar incidents from happening.
Osama’s observations and actions have led to improvements in safety for customers. He has set an example for other employees to take action in order to identify potential issues.