COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) congratulates Montpelier Municipal Utilities for receiving a first place Excellence in Safety Award during the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) 2021 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, which took place March 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
“In our industry, safety is a top priority, and utilities that receive an APPA Safety Award have demonstrated that they have made the health and safety of their employees a core value of their organizations,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President/CEO and Past Chair of the APPA Board of Directors.
“Congratulations to the team at Montpelier Municipal Utilities. Montpelier should be very proud.”
Recognized for safety practices (demonstrated by having the lowest safety incident rate within its group), determined by worker-hours of exposure, Montpelier Municipal Utilities was awarded first place in Group A (fewer than 15,000 worker-hours of exposure).
According to APPA, 318 utilities from across the country entered 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.
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 2021, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
For the official AMP news release, visit www.amppartners.org/newsroom.
Additionally, the Montpelier Municipal Utilities received the 2021 Certificate of Excellence in Reliability.
The recognition comes from the APPA, which helps public power systems track outage and restoration data through the eReliability Tracker service and then compares that data to national statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
AMP provides a subscription to the eReliability Tracker to all of its members.
Recipients of the Certificate of Excellence in Reliability were announced during the APPA’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference.