Coleman Station celebrates tenth Governor’s Safety Award | Business
Coleman Station, a Big Rivers generating station located in Hawesville, earned its tenth Governor’s Safety Award for working 1,338,041 hours without a lost time injury. Coleman is eligible for an award every 250,000 hours worked. This total represents 6.5 years worked without experiencing a lost time injury.
The Governor’s Safety and Health Award provides recognition for outstanding safety performance. This award is given to employers and employees who together achieve a threshold number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness, which is a work-related injury or illness that causes an individual to be unable to perform his/her regular duties on a subsequent scheduled workday or shift. Coleman Station is required to work 250,000 hours to earn the award, based on the number of employees.
“Big Rivers values our people as our greatest resource, and safety is about maintaining that resource from both a human and corporate standpoint,” said Mark Bailey, president and CEO. “When the workday is over, we want every employee to return home in as good a condition as he or she arrived.”
Mark Brown, secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, presented Coleman employees with the award on August 15.
“Our employees are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace,” said Bob Berry, vice president production. “This safety achievement demonstrates concern for fellow workers and dedication to teamwork.”
Because safety is one of seven core values at Big Rivers, safety is a foundation for all decisions and expectations of the workforce.
Wayne O’Bryan, Coleman Station plant manager, congratulates all employees for continual focus on working safely. “We are all proud to be part of an organization that values safety so highly,” said O’Bryan.