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LaGrange County REMC receives safety award

 

LaGrange County REMC was among three cooperatives in Indiana recognized for safety accreditation by The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

During the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives Board meeting on Feb. 15, LaGrange County REMC, along with Newton County REMC and WIN Energy, were presented with safety accreditation certificates. The cooperatives have been working with Indiana Statewide’s Job Training and Safety Department to complete the rigorous program.

LaGrange County REMC directors and employees recently celebrated 12 consecutive years without a lost time accident.

There is an emphasis on safety at the cooperative, as crews receive monthly safety training through the Indiana Statewide Association and meet weekly to discuss safety issues. The goal at the end of the day is for each employee to return home safe and sound to their families.

“An achievement like this doesn’t just happen,” stated LaGrange County REMC CEO Mark Leu. “It takes the commitment of everyone to make safety the top priority day-in and day-out.”

While giving the award, Job Training and Safety Manager Gayvin Strantz noted, “We are very proud of our cooperatives for completing the safety accreditation program, but it doesn’t stop here. We must continue to keep our employees and communities safe.”