One hundred thirty-eight utilities have earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2021, APPA said on March 29.
There were 318 utilities from across the country that submitted applications for the annual Safety Awards. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker-hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2021.
A utility’s incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on its number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2021, as defined by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The Safety Awards have been held annually for more than 65 years.
A complete list of winners is available at www.PublicPower.org.