On the Right Track
March 13, 2020
In 1883, the Reading Railroad developed a robust series of tracks from the Pennsylvania coal region to the eastern United States. Although no longer in business, the company’s name lives on as one of the four railroad properties in the original Monopoly board game.
Employees at Met-Ed’s Reading Service Center are developing a robust track record of their own, working two consecutive years – and three of the last five years – without incurring an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable injury. The group’s 208 members recently received the President’s Safety Excellence Award at a lunch event.
According to Dave Cooper, director, Operations Services, these outstanding achievements are due to Reading employees’ commitment to performing tasks safely and protecting each other from injury. “Our employees are engaged and focused on working together to reduce exposure to job hazards and eliminate life-changing events,” said Dave.
Met-Ed Regional President Linda Moss agreed. “We are proud of the achievement at the Reading Service Center,” she said. “Employees understand that safety excellence is accomplished through a relentless focus on protecting themselves and their coworkers from exposures faced on a daily basis. Transforming our safety culture will help ensure we return home safely to our families, every day.”
Bargaining-unit employees at Reading are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 777.