Big Rivers Electric receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Last week, Danny E. Davis, executive advisor for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s Department of Workplace Standards, visited Big Rivers Electric Corporation – Wilson Station in Centertown, Kentucky, to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award. This award was given in recognition of the 527,923 production hours worked by the employees at the plant without a lost-time incident at Wilson Station. Businesses and their employees earn this award for achieving outstanding safety and health records across the Commonwealth.

“I am pleased to recognize Big Rivers Electric Corporation – Wilson Station for their continued outstanding success in creating an environment of workplace safety and health,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson. “The issuance of yet another Governor’s Safety and Health award for Big Rivers, speaks directly to the dedication and achievement of Big Rivers’ hard-working men and women and their commitment to promoting a safe workplace. They set an example for the Commonwealth.”

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is an electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Henderson, Kentucky. Big Rivers delivers retail electric power and energy to more than 116,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in portions of 22 western Kentucky counties. Big Rivers’ Wilson Station has been the recipient of the Governor’s Safety and Health Award on sixteen (16) separate occasions. This is the forty-ninth Governor’s Safety and Health Award given to Big Rivers overall.          

“We are honored to receive our 49th Governor’s Safety award,” said Bob Berry, president and CEO of Big Rivers. “Each award is an affirmation that our workforce is dedicated to working safely, and we take great pride in having our efforts recognized by Governor Bevin.”

“Kentucky is committed to workplace safety and health,” added Secretary Dickerson. “It is always a good day in the Commonwealth when you get to witness the dedication of businesses toward the well-being and protection of their employees.”

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