Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

MMU Honored with National Award for Safety Practices

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

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,805.41
+127.51 (0.76%)    
2 S&P 1,964.58
+13.76 (0.71%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,483.71
+30.92 (0.69%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

County Renews Career Advancement Lease

GREENVILLE, Ky. (10/24/14) — The Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court met at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Greenville Court… Read More

JSMC Announces Ebola Virus Preparations and Readiness

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/23/14) — Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville has put together a plan of action in… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 6808

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4593

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 18, 2014 3530

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 21, 2014 3447

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 20, 2014 2878

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 2830

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 2805

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 21, 2014 2736

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2533

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2339

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 23, 2014 2830

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1976

Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Minor

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1857

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 23, 2014 1814

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 23, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1765

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Lisa Miller
October 22, 2014 1416

Build, Go and Grow Regional Entrepreneurship…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Patricia Wiles
October 24, 2014 1252

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Check…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 1179

America Should Not Go Greek in the Bathroom

in General News For All Sites by Dr. Glenn Mollette
October 22, 2014 1112

Come Monster Mash at the Museum This Saturday

in General News For All Sites by National Corvette Museum
October 23, 2014 1094

Vocational Rehabilitation Seeks Public Input Nov.…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss