Lakeland Electric has received a Safety Award from the Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) for its continued commitment to safe work practices during the past year.
For the past 30 years, FMEA has recognized the efforts of Florida’s public power utilities to stress worker safety as the No. 1 priority. Utilities are placed into categories according to their total man-hours worked, and rewarded for the most incident-free records. The incidence rate used to judge utilities was based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses compared to the total number of worker-hours during 2017, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Lakeland Electric was awarded second place in category E, which is comprised of utilities with 950,000 to 2,499,999 man-hours worked. This recognition reflects Lakeland Electric’s commitment to protecting workers’ safety, while also ensuring reliable electric service to the customers. In an industry where serious injuries and fatalities are inherent, safety training is the best line of defense in preventing accidents and saving lives.
Awards were presented on March 10 at the FMEA Annual Florida Lineman Competition Awards banquet in Kissimmee.
About FMEA: The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) represents the unified interests of 34 public power communities across the state, which provide electricity to more than 3 million of Florida’s residential and business consumers.
P.O. Box 32006
Lakeland, FL 33802-2006
501 East Lemon Street
Lakeland, FL 33801-5079
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