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Safety milestones met by PowerSouth employees

PowerSouth employees proved their awareness and dedication to safety by completing more than 1 million hours without a lost time injury in 2014, which means no employee in 23 work groups missed work due to an injury suffered on the job.

“All our employees are to be commended for their commitment to safety,” said PowerSouth President and CEO Gary Smith. “Our employees are our most valuable asset, and their safety has always been our primary core value. Our safety record is proof that PowerSouth employees set the standard for safety excellence in our industry. Having our employees go home uninjured to their families every day is our goal, and safety milestones like these honor their hard work.”

Departments celebrating safety milestones in 2014 include:

PowerSouth operates with a commitment to mutual respect to provide a safe work environment for each of its employees. The company’s vision statement encourages employees to work toward “Exceeding Expectations Every Day,” and practicing safe working habits is part of that goal.

While there are many office jobs at PowerSouth, hundreds of employees often work under extreme conditions. Plant workers and linemen routinely work around live electricity in less-than-optimal conditions, presenting some of the worst-case scenarios in a work environment. This level of exposure illustrates the magnitude of this safety accomplishment.

A good safety record also impacts PowerSouth’s bottom line. Accidents affect insurance and workers compensation rates, as well as productivity and overall cost to PowerSouth’s 20 distribution members.

“Our employees work together to carry out our safety program,” said PowerSouth Safety Manager Buddy Manring. “Our good safety record is only possible through their combined efforts and dedication to working safely.”


For more information:
Mark Ingram, Corporate Communication Manager

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