COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and several member utilities were recognized for excellence in safety at the American Public Power Association's (APPA) 2018 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Raleigh, N.C.
Recognizing utilities for their safety practices (demonstrated by having the lowest safety incident rate within groups), determined by worker-hours of exposure, the following AMP members received awards:
For systems with less than 15,000 worker-hours of exposure, Group A, four AMP members earned first place recognition:
- Montpelier Municipal Utilities
- New Martinsville Municipal Utilities
- Perkasie Borough Electric Light Department
- St. Clairsville Light & Power
For systems with 15,000 to 29,000 worker-hours of exposure, Group B, three AMP members earned first place recognition:
- City of Wapakoneta
- Princeton Electric Plant Board
- Shelby Division of Electricity & Telecommunications
For systems with 30,000 to 59,999 worker-hours of exposure, Group C, one AMP member earned first place recognition:
- City of Hudson Electrical Department
For systems with 60,000 to 109,999 worker-hours of exposure, Group D, one AMP member earned third place recognition:
- Coldwater Board of Public Utilities
For systems with 250,000 to 999,999 worker-hours of exposure, Group F, AMP earned second place recognition.
AMP's second place award recognizes the hydroelectric operations staff, AMP Fremont Energy Center staff, generation operations staff and other field staff.
“Congratulations to our member communities and to AMP staff for being recognized with these APPA safety awards.” said AMP Vice President of Technical Services Michelle Palmer. “Safety is a priority at AMP. We commend the efforts of our members and wish congratulations to all those awarded.”
According to APPA, 108 public power utilities earned the APPA Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2017.
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