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Big Rivers Electric Corporation near Henderson Presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Big Rivers Electric Corporation near Henderson Presented Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Bill Stephens

November 11th, 2016

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On Thursday, Big Rivers Electric Corporation near Henderson was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,552,141 consecutive hours without a lost time injury of illness.

During the award presentation on Thursday, Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes said this was the second Governor’s Safety and Health Award for the Sebree facility since last November. He stated that Big Rivers Electric has a name for itself in the world of workplace safety, and he was honored to once again recognize their distinguished efforts.

According to the release, Big Rivers Corporation, based in Henderson, is comprised of three cooperatives: Jackson Purchase Energy, Kenergy Corporation, and Meade County RECC. Together, they serve 114-thousand members in over 22 counties, including all Kentucky counties in the WMSK listening area.

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in workplaces across the state. According to state officials, a business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2016) – Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Big Rivers Electric Corporation at Sebree Station today to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,552,141 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.

“This is the second Governor’s Safety and Health Award for this facility since last November,” Sec. Derrick Ramsey stated. “On behalf of Governor Bevin, it is my honor to congratulate you on this award in recognition of all of the hard work and dedication that has made this achievement possible. Big Rivers Electric has made a name for itself in the world of workplace safety, and I’m honored to once again recognize their distinguished efforts.”

Based in Henderson, Ky., Big Rivers Electric Corporation is comprised of three cooperatives: Jackson Purchase Energy, Kenergy Corporation, and Meade County RECC. Together, they serve 114,000 members over 22 counties, including: Carlisle, Ballard, McCracken, Graves, Marshall, Livingston, Lyon, Crittenden, Caldwell, Union, Webster, Hopkins, Henderson, McLean, Muhlenberg, Daviess, Ohio, Hancock, Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, and Hardin counties.

“The safety and health of our employees is the top priority in everything we do at Big Rivers,” said Bob Berry, President of Big Rivers Electric Corporation. “This distinguished award reflects the hard work and dedication of the Sebree Station employees and I applaud the leadership of IBEW Local 1701, as well as the employees and management who contributed to this remarkable achievement.”

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.

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