Program helps create safer utility work environment
Adam W. Lock, safety and risk management instructor at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC), recently earned his certified loss control professional (CLCP) designation. The program, designed to help ensure a safer work environment for utility workers and the public, is offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in partnership with the National Utility Training and Safety Education Association.
“Adam is committed to helping Indiana’s electric cooperatives create the safest work environment possible,” said Jon Elkins, IEC’s vice president of safety, training and compliance. “The safety of our employees and consumers is our top priority. We are proud of Adam’s dedication to that standard and his achievement of this CLCP designation.”
Program participants complete four, week-long sessions designed to challenge and educate them in new, innovative safety techniques. The sessions include a rigorous series of seminars and tests, a 30-hour OSHA course and a detailed final project. Graduates maintain their certificates by participating in annual continuing education courses.
Before joining IEC in 2018, Lock was the safety and risk management coordinator at Northeastern REMC. He was also a journeyman lineman at that cooperative for 18 years. He earned an associate in applied science degree in utility line from Northeast Community College and is a graduate of the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program.