2024 NWPPA Safety Award Winners Announced

(April 16) The 2024 Northwest Public Power Association Safety Award winners were announced Thursday, April 11, at NWPPA’s Engineering & Operations Conference in Tacoma, Washington.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 2023, and the lost work days (the severity rate) in 2023. 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): Ohop Mutual Light Company (Wash.)
  • First place (tie): Lincoln Electric Cooperative (Mont.)
  • Second place: Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative (Ore.)

50,001-80,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place: Clatskanie PUD (Ore.)
  • Second place: Fall River Electric Cooperative (Idaho)
  • Third place: Mason County PUD No. 1 (Wash.)

80,001-160,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place (tie): Columbia River PUD (Ore.)
  • First place (tie): Douglas Electric Cooperative (Ore.)
  • First place (tie): Lane Electric Cooperative (Ore.)
  • Second place: Mission Valley Power (Mont.)
  • Third place: Midstate Electric Cooperative (Ore.)

160,001-260,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place: Inland Power & Light Company (Wash.)
  • Second place: Okanogan County PUD (Wash.)
  • Third place: Idaho Falls Power (Idaho)

260,001-750,000 Hours of Exposure

  • First place: Mason PUD 3 (Wash.)
  • Second place: Eugene Water & Electric Board (Ore.)
  • Third place: Cowlitz PUD (Wash.)

Over 750,001 Hours of Exposure

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

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