Need to whitewash problems with LG&E’s Cane Run plant?
Governor Steve Beshear’s office and the Labor Cabinet to the rescue!
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2014) – Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today joined employees and company officials from PIC Group Inc. at the Cane Run Generating Station to recognize the company for earning the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. PIC Group Inc. employees have worked more than 351,800 hours without a lost-time accident or illness at the facility. This is the third year in a row the employees have earned the award.
Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry L. Roberts congratulated the employees for their dedication to safety.
“This is an award that the employees of PIC Group Inc. have earned by making safety a crucial aspect of their everyday routine,” said Secretary Roberts. “Enforcement and training can only go so far, but the right attitude and behavior can make all the difference when it comes to staying safe on the job.”
PIC Group Inc. provides various maintenance, repair, replacement, installation, engineering and technical services for the power generation equipment at the fossil steam power plants operated by Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU). PIC workers also provide supplemental support for routine day to day site activities for LG&E and KU generating stations.
“PIC’s service offerings all begin with safety,” said PIC Group Inc. President Todd Grzech. “Our LG&E and KU maintenance personnel consistently demonstrate this PIC attitude and commitment to working safely. We are proud of their accomplishments, and look forward to continuing to receive this award annually as we service our customers in a safe and quality manner.”
With approximately 700 employees worldwide, the PIC Group Inc. provides maintenance services at five generating stations in Kentucky, including two in Louisville and one in Ghent, Harrodsburg and Bedford. PIC has 18 employees at the Cane Run facility.
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance. An establishment may qualify for the award if its employees together achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees. In the case of the PIC employees at the Cane Run Generating Station, the requirement is 250,000.
Every establishment within the geographical boundaries of Kentucky is eligible, even if the establishment won the award the previous year. Eligibility is limited to one award during a 12-month period of time.
The award is a certificate mounted on a wooden plaque. The certificate contains the signatures of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Secretary Roberts and Department of Workplace Standards Commissioner Anthony Russell.
The Governor’s Safety and Health Award program is part of Gov. Beshear’s efforts to improve the health of all Kentuckians. The Governor launched kyhealthnow in February as an aggressive and wide-ranging initiative to reduce incidents and deaths from Kentucky’s dismal health rankings and habits. It builds on Kentucky’s successful implementation of health care reform and uses multiple strategies over the next several years to improve the state’s collective health.
Too bad Cane Run’s neighbors aren’t as lucky.
Nothing to see here. Move along. Puppies and rainbows.
Next up? Metro Animal Services will receive an award for general awesomeness.