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Mason PUD 3 Wins Regional Award for Safety

Mason PUD 3 Wins Regional Award for Safety

by Mason PUD 3 on

April 19, 2018

One of Mason PUD 3's core values is safety. PUD 3 ensures the safety of its community, customers, contractors, partners, and employees by taking a proactive approach to identifying and preventing safety issues.

safety-award.jpg(VANCOUVER, WA) – A commitment to safety paid off for Mason PUD 3 and its customers in the form of regional recognition in the Northwest Public Power Association’s 2017 Safety Contest.

PUD 3 placed second in the category of public utilities whose employees worked between 275,001 and 500,000 total hours in 2017. First place went to Benton PUD, WA; third place was Cowlitz PUD, WA.

The safety awards were presented last week (April 12). Awards were based on a complex formula, ranking utilities who had the lowest injury and illness (incidence) rate, and the lowest number of lost workdays compared to total hours worked.

“Mason PUD 3 is proud of its achievements in having a safe workplace and providing safe energy to our customers,” said Chris Miller, PUD 3 operations manager.

“It’s great to be recognized by other utilities in our region for our safety efforts,” said Dennis Simon, PUD 3 safety & environmental manager. “Benchmarking our operations against others is an important way to measure success.”

One of Mason PUD 3’s core values is safety. The PUD ensures the safety of its community, customers, contractors, partners, and employees by taking a proactive approach to identifying and preventing safety issues.

Mason PUD 3 includes about 600 square miles of service territory, with nearly 34,000 electricity customers. PUD 3 also operates a wholesale fiber optic telecommunications network, which supports the operation of its electric distribution services.

NWPPA is an international association representing and serving over 150 customer-owned, locally controlled utilities in the Western U-S and Canada.