FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2020 CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recognized 19 of its public power members, including City of Chattahoochee, for their commitment to safety.
Florida lineworkers and power crews risk receiving serious or fatal injuries while providing affordable and reliable power. For this reason, public power communities across the state emphasize the importance of safety training and daily safe work practices.
FMEA recognizes and rewards safe operations through its annual Safety Awards. Utilities are placed into categories based on their total man-hours worked and rewarded for the most incident-free records. The incidence rate used to judge utilities was based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses compared to the total number of worker-hours during 2019, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
City of Chattahoochee received 2nd Place in Safety.
“Working in this industry involves risks, and we value a focus on safety and safety training above all else. We applaud our member communities for their dedication to safety excellence,” said Amy Zubaly, FMEA Executive Director.
Florida’s public power utilities are locally owned, locally controlled and locally operated enabling them to quickly respond to the needs of their communities. They are also among some of the most affordable and reliable power providers in the state.
About FMEA: The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 33 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.