Author: Jim Breuner

Safety vs. Productivity

At a recent Line/EMT monthly safety meeting, co-workers and I discussed three separate incidents with a common theme. Incident 1A 12-kV primary separated into two sections and came down hot when a falling tree took it out. In a possible case of “rush to restore” mentality, an after-action assessment revealed that proper safe grounding procedures, as well as switching procedures, were not followed by our employees during the restoration process. Incident 2One of our meter readers slipped and fell on the steps of a backyard deck after he got his read. This resulted in injury to the employee’s...

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