NYPA Receives Highest
Award for Safety in the Work Place
April 8, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
has again earned the highest award for safety presented by the
American Public Power Association (APPA). The award was announced
during APPA’s 2003 Engineering and Technical Conference recently
held in Jacksonville, FL. It is the seventh consecutive year that
NYPA has taken a top award for achieving safety in the work place
among the nation’s public power organizations.
“It is an honor to receive this award since it
significantly reflects NYPA’s continuous commitment to safe
operating practices,” said Eugene W. Zeltmann, president and chief
executive officer, New York Power Authority. “Safety is one of
NYPA’s top priorities and because of that we are always striving to
improve our methods and practices to assure the safety of our staff
Zeltmann added that he is pleased that NYPA is
recognized for its consistency in safety and performance. The safety
record is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or
illnesses and worker-hours during the year, as defined by the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
NYPA achieved First Place in Group G, the group
with 2 to 4 million reportable worker hours. About 220 utilities
competed in seven different categories. The safety contest has been
held annually for the last 43 years.
The Power Authority, the nation’s largest
state-owned utility, generates, transmits and sells power to New
York government agencies, community-owned electric systems,
job-producing companies, and to private utilities for re-sale
without profit to their customers.