Bryan Municipal Utilities has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2018. The utility earned a 1st place award in the category for utilities with 30,000 to 59,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. Keith Cutshall, Chair of the Association’s Safety Committee and Safety Director at Clarksville Department of Electricity in Tennessee, presented the award during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
More than 325 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards, which is the highest number of entrants in the history of the program. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker-hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2018. The incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2018, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
“Bryan Municipal Utilities is proud of its safety record,” said Kevin Maynard, Director of Utilities. “This award is a testament to our staff and the hard work that goes into ensuring that our team members go home safe to their families every day.”