2023 NWPPA Safety Award Winners Announced

2023 NWPPA Safety Award Winners Announced

(April 7) An annual tradition, the 2023 Northwest Public Power Association Safety Award winners were announced yesterday at the association’s Engineering & Operations Conference in Reno, Nevada. Safety contest awards are based upon a review of each utility’s safety contest form, the number of recordable injury/illness cases (the incident rate) in 2022, and the lost work days (the severity rate) in 2022. Employees accepted the awards on behalf of their utilities at the conference’s closing banquet on Thursday evening in front of over 300 public power industry peers.

0-50,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place (tie): Wasco Electric Cooperative (Ore.)
  • First place (tie): Sun River Electric Cooperative (Mont.)
  • First place (tie): Hood River Electric & Internet Co-op (Ore.)

50,001-80,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place (tie): Clatskanie PUD (Ore.)
  • First place (tie): Copper Valley Electric Association (Alaska)
  • First place (tie): Salem Electric (Ore.)
  • Second place: Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative (Ore.)
  • Third place: Mason County PUD No. 1 (Wash.)

80,001-160,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place (tie): Lane Electric Cooperative (Ore.)
  • First place (tie): McMinnville Water & Light (Ore.)
  • First place (tie): Northern Wasco County PUD (Ore.)
  • Second place: Columbia River PUD (Ore.)
  • Third place: Jefferson County PUD (Wash.)

160,001-260,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place: Kootenai Electric Cooperative (Idaho)
  • Second place: Roseville Electric Utility (Calif.)
  • Third place: Valley Electric Association (Nev.)

260,001-750,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place: Eugene Water & Electric Board (Ore.)
  • Second place: Benton PUD (Wash.)
  • Third place: Grays Harbor County PUD (Wash.)

Over 750,001 Hours of Exposure

  • First place: Energy Northwest (Wash.)
  • Second place: SMUD (Calif.)
  • Third place: Clark Public Utilities (Wash.)


About NWPPA: NWPPA is an international association representing and serving more than 150 customer-owned, locally controlled utilities in the Western U.S. and Canada. The association also serves over 300 associate members across the U.S. and Canada who are allied with the electric utility industry. For more information, visit www.nwppa.org or follow @NWPPAssoc on our social channels.


Brenda Dunn at brenda@nwppa.org, (360) 816-1453


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