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52 ElectriCities Members Recognized for Excellent Safety Records in 2023

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Congratulations to the 52 ElectriCities member utilities that had no lost workday cases due to accidents or injuries in 2023.

Recipients of the 2023 ElectriCities Municipal Electric Safety Awards are:

North Carolina

Albemarle Laurinburg
Belhaven Lexington
Benson Lincolnton
Cherryville Louisburg
Clayton Maiden
Dallas Monroe
East Carolina University Morganton
Edenton New Bern
Elizabeth City New River Light & Power
Enfield N.C. State University
Farmville Pinetops
Fayetteville Public Works Commission Pineville
Forest City Scotland Neck
Fremont Selma
Gastonia Shelby
Granite Falls Smithfield
Greenville Utilities Commission Tarboro
Hamilton Walstonburg
Hobgood Washington
Hookerton Waynesville
Kings Mountain Western Carolina University
Kinston Wilson
Landis Winterville

South Carolina

Easley

Greer Public Works

McCormick Public Works

Newberry

Westminster

Virginia

Danville

ElectriCities Senior Safety & Training Specialist Mark Todd, CUSP, recognized each member for their perfect records and safe operating practices at the North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric System (NCAMES) conference on May 9.

Reporting on-the-job accidents and injuries is required by OSHA, but 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 and to ensure they emphasize certain safety practices.

“If, for example, we’re seeing a lot of lineworkers with injuries caused by trips and slips, that tells us we need to review the importance of identifying hazards before work begins and staying aware of your surroundings while you work,” Mark said.

Even when everyone is committed to creating a culture of safety, injuries and accidents can still happen, he said.

“I appreciate and thank each member utility employee who is committed to safety and who completed 2023 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 visit the ElectriCities website to learn about upcoming ElectriCities safety training classes.

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