Making History Through Safety
November 15, 2019
Gettysburg, Pa., and the surrounding region is typically known for its historical significance. But recently, FirstEnergy Utilities (FEU) employees who work in the area were commemorating some safety history of their own.
Met-Ed recently celebrated the accomplishments of the following service centers at a lunch event as part of the President’s Safety Excellence Award:
- Twenty employees at Dillsburg for working two years without an OSHA-recordable incident.
- Eleven employees at Gettysburg for achieving two years without an OSHA recordable.
- Twenty-nine employees at Hanover for marking one year of OSHA-free work.
As part of his scheduled visit to the area, FirstEnergy President and CEO Chuck Jones attended the lunch to congratulate the employees and thank them for their commitment to working safely.
“Visiting with employees at safety celebrations is one of the best parts of my job,” said Chuck. “Achieving these milestones shows that our employees take working safely – and watching out for each other – seriously.”
In speaking to the group, Chuck stressed how critical it is to pass knowledge onto the next generation of workers. “When training our younger employees, veteran field workers need to emphasize the importance of performing tasks safely, 100% of the time,” he added.
Operations Services Director Dave Cooper echoed Chuck’s remarks. “These accomplishments are a true reflection of our employees’ personal commitment to their safety and the safety of their coworkers,” he said.
Regional President Linda Moss also was on hand to thank employees and congratulate them on a job well done. “Met-Ed employees know that there are no shortcuts when it comes to working safely,” she said. “We are very proud of their accomplishments – they are focused on performing every job the right way, every time.”
Bargaining-unit employees in Dillsburg, Gettysburg and Hanover are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 777.