Mayor Jim Daley and City Administrator Diane Gard
accept the APPA Safety Award from Mark Niggemeier, Casey Lemke and Greg Randa of Oconomowoc Utilities
Oconomowoc Utilities has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2012. The utility earned First Place in the Group C category (based on worker hours). Bob Rumbaugh, chair of the APPA Safety Committee and energy services consultant, American Municipal Power, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio, presented the award on March 25, during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, held in Kissimmee, Florida.
More than 280 utilities entered the annual contest, which is the highest number of entrants in the contest’s history. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker hours and judged for the most incident-free records during 2012. The incidence rate, used to judge contest entries, is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2012, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).