Bagby Accepts Certificate Of Safety Achievement
Safety Coordinator Doug Bagby was pleased to accept Cuivre River's new Certificate of Safety Achievement, and quick to share it with members of the Safety Committee at their recent meeting.
"It takes all of us working together to achieve this," Bagby says. The certificate, awarded by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association following a 2013 safety audit, recognizes Cuivre River's dedication to employee and public safety, and commitment to regulatory compliance and loss control practices.
The criteria included self-assessment of safety practices, pre-certification inspections, facility walkthroughs, crew evaluations and final inspections.
The new program evolved from a triennial national safety accreditation program to assess and recognize best practices in workplace and public safety. Cuivre River has achieved accreditation more than 10 consecutive times spanning 30 years.
The program builds a foundation for continuous improvement. It emphasizes leadership engagement to improve safety results. It also places a greater focus on third-party formal assessment, annual self-assessment, and the creation of an annual safety improvement plan. The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives' safety professionals and safety support personnel provide feedback and assist in plan development.
The Safety Committee celebrates the Certificate of Safety Achievement. Members include (seated L-R) employees Kay Dreher, Doug Bagby, Tim Hooton, Mark Motley, standing L-R) Board Representative Dale Anderson, Doug Tracy, Doug Nadler and Dave Rasmussen. All help monitor safety practices.