NYPA Receives First Place Award
for Work Safety
April 29, 2008
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
today announced that it has been named one of 88 public power
systems to earn the American Public Power Association’s (APPA)
Electric Utility Safety Award for safe operating practices in 2007.
NYPA placed first in its category, which is based on employee
“It is an honor to receive this award,” Roger B.
Kelley, NYPA president and chief executive officer said. “The safety
of NYPA employees is a top priority and this award reflects our
commitment to safe operating practices.”
Terry Huval, chairman of the APPA board of
directors, presented the award to Edward Smith, senior industrial
hygiene occupational health specialist, NYPA, during the
Association’s annual Engineering and Operations Technical
Conference, in Indianapolis earlier this month.
“Implementing safe utility practices requires the
commitment and hard work of the entire utility,” said Huval. “This
collaborative effort to ensure the safety of employees is well
demonstrated by these recognized utilities.”
NYPA and 200 other utilities were judged in
categories according to the number of work-related reportable
injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during the last
year, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA). Since 1998, NYPA has placed first seven times
and second three times in its category.
Photo and caption
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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