OSHA walking-working surfaces The leading cause of workplace injuries is slips, trips and falls. As the winter months approach, it’s necessary to give extra attention to icy and wet surfaces to maintain an OSHA-compliant workplace. First, identify hazards, then make repairs, …Read More.
Safety and Compliance
At facilities that use or store items containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), the standards in 40 CFR 760.180 require employers to document the previous year’s PCB-related storage, shipping and disposal activities each year before July 1. The records must be available …Read More.
The regulatory compliance team tracks issues of relevance to electric cooperatives. Contact your regulatory compliance consultant with questions about any of these issues. U.S. EPA Revised Definition of Waters of the U.S. – The EPA recently issued a proposed rule …Read More.
At Whitewater Valley REMC, the commitment to safety starts with the CEO and permeates at every level of the organization. “It has to come from the top, but it’s important everyone believes in it – both the inside and the …Read More.
If disaster strikes one of our member cooperatives, we’re always ready to respond quickly and efficiently with our promise of mutual aid. We are able to access the resources from any of our member cooperatives to help assist our cooperatives …Read More.
The Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP) learning management system has been fully implemented. With the ultimate goal of creating a one-stop portal for apprentices and supervisors, a few of the objectives of this project include: Provide a platform for apprentices …Read More.
Every cooperative aspires to eliminate serious injuries due to electrical contacts. To achieve this, we often implement new action plans to reduce high-risk behavior. Unfortunately, even when we are successful in changing behavior, it’s human nature to return to that …Read More.
As part of our promise to improve transparency and develop mechanisms for more consistent communication with cooperative CEOs and operations leadership, the team is implementing a new cooperative visit summary. The purpose of the summary is to increase communication about …Read More.
In October 2018, we detailed a vision for the combined safety, training and compliance department. Over the last eight months we’ve made great strides and continue to make progress in additional areas. The theme central to the vision for the …Read More.
When the former job, training and safety and regulatory compliance departments were reorganized last fall, we promised to improve transparency and develop mechanisms for more consistent communication with cooperative CEOs and operations leadership. We are committed to fulfilling that promise …Read More.