PUD wins Safety Award

Jefferson County PUD took third place in its division for the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA)’s annual electrical utility safety awards. The NWPPA represents over 155 utilities in the northwest. Awards are given out for the lowest total injury and illness rates reported for all employees. This was the first time the PUD has won the award said Senior Electrical Engineer Jimmy Scarborough.

“We’re a new electric utility, maybe the newest in the NWPAA. Many to most of the other utilities have been operating for 50-100 years. We’re still building our protocols and culture,” said Scarborough. “But we already have a very active employee safety committee and we do monthly safety trainings for the crews. What we’re doing is working and I’m proud of our team for taking safety seriously and winning this award.”

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