News Release by NPPD, a member of Bio Nebraska
Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices during 2020, ranking first among similar sized utilities.
NPPD was recognized with the award during the APPA’s annual Engineering & Operations Virtual Conference on Wednesday, March 24.
“Utilities that receive an APPA Safety Award have demonstrated that they have made the health and safety of their employees a core value,” said APPA Safety Committee Chair Brandon Wylie. “Designing and maintaining a top-notch utility safety program takes a lot of hard work and commitment. These utilities and their communities should be very proud.”
“It’s always nice to be recognized for your efforts, but this really just shows how committed our team is to work safely, while making sure we provide reliable electricity,” adds NPPD Corporate Safety Manager Brad Palu. “We all recognize the importance of going home to our families each day and keeping an eye out for the safety of our colleagues and neighbors.”
There were 329 utilities from across the country entered into the annual APPA Safety Awards, and each were grouped and ranked against similar sized utilities. NPPD specifically was grouped with and ranked against 11 other utilities.
The APPA Safety Awards have been held annually for the last 65 years.