WATER & LIGHT ELECTRIC CREW EARNS SAFETY AWARD
The Water and Light Department electric crew earned the American Public Power Association's Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2013. The utility earned and Honorable Mention in Group B award in the category for utilities with 26,899 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.
Marlin Bales, chair of the APPA Safety Committee said "In our line of work, safety is the top priority. Without safety, we can't serve our customers to the best of our abilities. This award recognizes utilities that have their priorities straight."
More than 285 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards, which is the highest number of entrants in the history of the program. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2013. The incidence rate, used to judge entries is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2013, as defined by OSHA.
"We at the Water and Light Department are proud of the service we provide to our customers." said Dan Boyce, General Manager of the Water and Light Dept. "But above all else, we are proud of our safety record - proud that we do everything we can to send our people home to their families each and every night."
Congratulations on a job well done!