APPA Safety Award of Excellence

The American Public Power Association (APPA) recognized JEA with a Safety Award of Excellence for their safe operating practices during the annual APPA Engineering & Operations Conference.

Receiving the APPA Safety Award of Excellence is an honor, as utilities who receive this award have demonstrated that they have made the health and safety of their employees a core value. While it takes many hours of hard work and commitment to design and maintain a top-notch utility safety program, the drive for dedication to safety is about understanding the importance of going home healthy to our families each day.

JEA was only 1 of 11 winners that were selected among 318 other utilities from across the country who entered the annual Safety Awards. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker-hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2021. All shifts are considered, including operating, producing, maintenance, clerical, and office shifts. The incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2021, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The Safety Awards have been held annually for over 65 years. APPA is the voice for not-for-profit, community-owned utilities.