Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Governor's Safety and Health Award presented to Western Kentucky Energy Corp.
ROBARDS, Ky. (March 15, 2007) - Western Kentucky Energy Corp.’s Sebree Station, whose employees have worked more than 1 million hours without a "lost-time" injury or illness, today was presented a 2007 Governor’s Safety and Health Award.
Philip Anderson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Labor, presented the award to company officials during a safety celebration ceremony and dinner at the plant at Robards, in Henderson County.
The award is given to employers and employees who together have achieved a specified streak of hours worked without a recordable injury or illness.
"Improving workplace safety has been a fundamental goal of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s administration," Anderson said. "A healthy work force is indispensable to a healthy economy and strong communities, and we are pleased that Western Kentucky Energy shares that vision."
"Achieving this milestone reinforces our company's commitment to the safety of our workers," said Ralph Bowling, vice president of power operations for Western Kentucky Energy. "Safety is a core value of our business, and its importance is something we stress every day to our employees."
Bob Berry, general manager of Sebree Station, added: "When you consider the type of work our employees perform every day in conjunction with how easy it is to incur a recordable incident, this is truly an accomplishment to be proud of. I am very appreciative of the fact that our employees continue to focus on their own safety as well as the safety of those around them."
Sebree Station, a steam-generating facility, employs about 225 people. Western Kentucky Energy is a subsidiary of E.ON U.S., Kentucky’s primary energy services provider and one the nation’s largest, low-cost energy firms. Based in Louisville, E.ON U.S. is a diversified energy services company with businesses in power generation and project development; retail gas and electric products and utility services; and asset-based energy marketing.
The Kentucky Department of Labor is an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.