The annual Safety and Energy Conference, held Sept. 9-10, focused on safety and leadership in the energy industry. Attendees learned new solutions to industry challenges, strategies to strengthen safety culture, and relevant training to keep them informed.
Safety is utmost on the minds of electric co-ops and a core value. Conference sessions included influencing safety, creating a culture of safety and safety drift – becoming complacent in everyday work habits. Additionally, there were sessions focused on maintaining and increasing morale, learning from past utility accidents and navigating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection process, and rights for employers.