MMU Mayor MadvilleMadisonville Mayor David Jackson and Jim Asbury, MMU Electric Superintendent.WASHINGTON (5/6/14) — Madisonville Municipal Utilities has earned the American Public Power Association's Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2013.

The utility earned First award in the category for utilities with 30,000 - 60,000 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. Marlin Bales, chair of the APPA Safety Committee and supervisor, Colorado Springs Utilities, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, presented the award on April 7  during the association's annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

"In our line of work, safety is the top priority," said Bales. "Without safety, we can't serve our customers to the best of our abilities. This award recognizes utilities that have their priorities straight."

More than 285 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 2013.  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 2013, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

"We at Madisonville Municipal Utilities are proud of the service we provide to our customers," said Jim Asbury, Electrical Superintendent of Madisonville Municipal Utilities. "But above all else, we are proud of our safety record-proud that we do everything we can to send our people home to their families each and every night."

The Safety Awards have been held annually for the last 54 years. APPA is the national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-and state-owned electric utilities.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Leslie Curneal

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15636

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 8192

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 4255

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
July 01, 2015 3561

Police Seeking Public Help in Locating Subject…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 3462

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45995

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15636

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 3291

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 07, 2015 2166

White Plains Man Accused of Firing Shotgun at Car…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1946

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 06, 2015 1384

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1378

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 07, 2015 1095

Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Two MPD…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1016

KLC to Hold Free OSHA Training for West Kentucky

by Daniel Lowry
July 06, 2015 761

Kentuckians Touched by Organ Donation Featured on…

by Karen McKnight
July 06, 2015 759

Swingin' for Sadie Scholarship Recipients

by Karen Robinson
July 06, 2015 748

City Launches New Website, Online Payment System

by Leslie Curneal