Plug into safety
This month, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month, and your safety as well as the safety of your co-op employees is a top priority at Nolin. We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used.
Our responsibility to you
Nolin’s concern for safety extends beyond our employees. We care deeply about the safety of our members, and this month, we encourage you to plug into safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents, and electrocution in their own homes.
To promote safety education in our local communities, we visit schools, clubs, and civic organizations to demonstrate the dangers associated with electricity. We provide electrical safety content in this publication (Kentucky Living/Nolin News) as well as on our website and in our office lobbies. We encourage the public to contact us if they see a downed power line or any other type of dangerous electrical situation. Nolin keeps electrical safety at the top of your mind by broadcasting important safety messages on local radio stations. We strive to provide our communities with safe, reliable, and affordable electricity and to serve as your trusted energy advisor, now and well into the future.
Our responsibility to employees
It is no accident that safety is a top priority at Nolin RECC. We are committed to a culture of safety that is part of our daily operations. In fact, Nolin is part of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) that follows specific guidelines and protocols for electrical safety that are considered leading practices. Our line techs are required to wear personal protective equipment at all times when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that will self-extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated and rubber gloves are worn to protect from electrical shock. Our safety team regularly discusses important safety issues pertaining to work within the building as well as out in the field.
Safety is a very serious issue at Nolin, and it is our responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. Take a moment to plug into safety. Please visit www.nolinrecc.com or www.esfi.org for tips about how to keep you and your loved ones safe.