PUD Awarded for Safety on the Job

The PUD was awarded 3rd Place in Safety by the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) for Utilities with 100,001-150,000 hours of exposure annually. 

The NWPPA defines workplace exposure as the total number of hours worked by all employees in relation to the number of safety incidents, and the severity rates (work loss) from safety incidents. 

“We’re incredibly proud of our team as a whole for this award,” said PUD HR Manager, Melanie Des Marais. “It shows that from our line crew, to our water team, to our office staff, everyone has safety at top of mind.” 

This is the PUD’s third consecutive safety award from the NWPPA. The NWPAA represents more than 150 utilities in the U.S. and Canada. The award was presented to PUD staff at its annual Engineering & Operations Conference in Spokane, WA. 

Josh Garlock, Jefferson PUD Electric Superintendent with the 2022 NWPPA Safety Award.



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