Jackson Center Municipal Electric Recognized

One hundred thirty-eight utilities have earned the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2021, APPA said on March 29th.

There were 318 utilities from across the country that submitted applications for 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.

A utility's incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on its number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2021, as defined by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Safety Awards have been held annually for more than 65 years.

2021 Honorees

Group A (less than 15,000 worker-hours of exposure)

First Place

Borough of Ephrata, PA
Boylston Municipal Light Department, MA
Brodhead Water and Light, WI
City of Red Bud, IL
City of Saint Peter Municipal Utilities, MN
Clintonville Utilities, WI
Colorado River Commission, NV
Columbus Water & Light, WI
Jackson Center Municipal Electric, OH
Lenox Municipal Utilities, IA
Lodi Utilities, WI
Medford Electric Utility, WI
Monroe City Corporation, UT
Montpelier Electric Department, OH
Muscoda Utilities, WI
New Martinsville Municipal Electric Utility, WV
Orange City Municipal Utilities, IA
Perkasie Borough Electric Department, PA
Prairie du Sac Utilities, WI
Richland Center Electric Utility, WI
Salem City Municipal Power & Light, UT
Shawano Municipal Utilities, WI
Sleepy Eye Public Utilities, MN
St. Clairsville Light & Power, OH
Village of Freeburg, IL
Village of Minster, OH
Village of Sherburne, NY
Waupun Utilities, WI

For a complete list of all "Honorees" click on this link:  publicpower.org