Big Rivers earns Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Has earned award 38 times

HENDERSON, Ky. (March 11, 2015) — Big Rivers Electric Corp. in Henderson was presented today with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes the member-owned cooperative’s headquarters for more than 753,000 hours without a lost-time accident or illness. The headquarters had its last lost-time incident in June 2011.

brlogo2Incorporated in 1961, Big Rivers has earned the award 38 times. The corporation has more than 500 employees and operates and maintains a 1,285-mile transmission system, three generating plants and 22 substations.

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. For Big Rivers the requirement is 250,000 hours.

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