Worked more than 1.5 million hours without a lost-time accident or illness
ROBARDS, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2014) — Secretary Larry L. Roberts of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet joined employees and officials in Robards today to present the employees of Big Rivers Sebree Station with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
Employees have worked 1,502,074 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.
With approximately 225 employees, Sebree Station is comprised of three generating stations: Robert A. Reid, Robert D. Green, and Henderson Municipal Power and Light Station II. The three power plants combined have a capacity to produce 896 megawatts of electricity.
With nearly 600 employees, Big Rivers owns, operates and maintains a 1,285-mile transmission system, three generating plants and 22 substations.
Incorporated in 1961, Big Rivers has earned 34 previous Governor’s Safety and Health Awards.
“These honors don’t occur by accident; it takes a planned and collaborative effort by everyone in the company,” said Bob Berry, president and CEO of Big Rivers.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance. An establishment may qualify for the award if its employees together achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees. In the case of Sebree Station, the requirement is 500,000.