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49 ElectriCities Members Recognized for Excellent Safety Records in 2022

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Congratulations to the 49 ElectriCities member utilities that had no lost workday cases due to accidents or injuries in 2022.

North Carolina members that received 2022 ElectriCities Municipal Electric Safety Awards are:

Albemarle
Belhaven
Dallas
Edenton
Farmville
Granite Falls
High Point
Kings Mountain
Lincolnton
New River Light & Power
Pineville
Scotland Neck
Wake Forest
Waynesville
Apex
Benson
Drexel
Elizabeth City
Fountain
Hamilton
Hobgood
Landis
Maiden
Newton
Red Springs
Shelby
Walstonburg
Western Carolina University
Ayden
Cherryville
East Carolina University
Enfield
Fremont
Hertford
Hookerton
Laurinburg
New Bern
N.C. State University
Rocky Mount
Smithfield
Washington
Wilson

South Carolina members that received 2022 ElectriCities Municipal Electric Safety Awards are

Easley
McCormick Public Works
Greer Public Works
Newberry
Laurens
Seneca Light & Power

ElectriCities Senior Safety & Training Specialist Mark Todd, CUSP, recognized each member for their perfect records and safe operating practices at the NCAMES conference on May 17.

Though reporting on-the-job accidents and injuries is required by OSHA, Mark says it’s not just for record-keeping and awards. The reports provide an opportunity for utility employees to revisit safe work practices, often with the help of the ElectriCities Safety & Training team.

The team uses the information to tweak training classes or to ensure they emphasize certain safety practices. “If, for example, we’re seeing a lot of lineworkers with hand lacerations, that tells us we need to review the importance of wearing proper personal protective equipment,” he said.

“Creating a culture of safety requires everyone’s buy-in, and even with that, an accident or injury can still occur,” Mark said. “Thank you to each member utility employee who is committed to safety and who completed 2022 with no accidents or injuries—whether or not your city or town received an award.”

For more information about the ElectriCities Municipal Electric Safety Awards, contact Mark Todd. And you can find out about upcoming ElectriCities safety training classes here.