Workplace Safety

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Our Commitment to Safety

Jackson EMC is committed to operating safely for our employees and members.

Working with electricity is dangerous. That’s why our line crew members and field service representatives attend mandatory weekly safety meetings. In fact, all Jackson EMC employees participates in mandatory monthly safety meetings addressing such topics as CPR, first aid and fire safety. We also work to protect the public and educate members about safe electrical use.

Safety programs, designed to find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt, not only reduce injuries, but also contribute to higher productivity, lower costs and greater employee satisfaction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Our safety program focuses on industry best practices, including training, employee participation, hazard identification, hazard prevention and control, management leadership, and regular evaluation.

Our annual employee trainings include, but are not limited to: Hazard communication, hazard recognition, fire safety, emergency preparation plan, drug-free workplace, bloodborne pathogens, accident investigation, underground storage tanks, spill procedures, personal protective equipment and grounding, trenching and shoring, pole top and bucket truck rescue, and the Georgia Utility Facility Protection Act (GUFPA). Trainings for certifications include defensive driving, first aid and CPR, Department of Transportation flagging and forklift operation.