ElectriCities recently honored the Western Carolina University electric resale department with a safety award for 2012 – the fifth consecutive year the crew has been recognized with an award for not losing any work time as a result of accidents.
“ElectriCities is proud of the WCU electric department for achieving this recognition,” said Michael Byrd, manager of safety programs for the nonprofit trade organization of public power communities. “Electric power line work can be very hazardous and requires consistent training. WCU’s commitment to a well-trained workforce is evident. This award is a credit to supervisors and workers, demonstrating that they can work as a team and look out for each other.”
Byrd said credit also belongs to everyone who helps support the department in ways such as ensuring workers have safe and well-maintained equipment and safety training.