Hendricks Power Completes Accident-Free Year

Hendricks Power Completes Accident-Free Year

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Hendricks Power Cooperative recently celebrated its achievement of no time loss by remaining accident free during the 2019 calendar year.  A breakfast was hosted for all 90 employees, which included line crew, underground locating, and operational staff.  For many employees at Hendricks Power who climb poles, endure the elements, and drive oversized vehicles, having an accident-free year is no small accomplishment.
As part of our commitment to safety, all Hendricks Power Cooperative employees are required to complete multiple levels of safety training and attain professional certifications on an on-going basis.  Hendricks Power also
adheres to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Commitment to No Electrical Contacts, a voluntary initiative that provides resources to help eliminate electrical injuries. 
“Making certain that all of our team members are safe is our number one priority and we’re all thankful to have a team that takes safety so seriously.” says Chris Gearld, Hendricks Power’s Safety Director & Property Manager. “In addition, our crews drove nearly a million miles in 2019 and only experienced 3 minor traffic incidents. We’re so proud to have a group of lineworkers that make team safety, and community safety, a priority.”
“An accident-free year lets us know that we’re providing all of our employees the training and support they need to be successful. More concern for one another and our community results in less incidents.” says Dana Cochran, Director of Member Engagement.