Employee Advanced Firefighting Training

Employee Advanced Firefighting Training

Last Friday, a group of Prairie State miners completed advanced firefighting training at Southeastern Illinois College (SIC).  In the coming weeks, all Prairie State mine employees will complete this training.  This effort goes above and beyond the fire extinguisher training required by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. For these training exercises, SIC utilizes an above-ground facil… More
National Fire Prevention Week 2018

National Fire Prevention Week 2018

In August, Prairie State hosted 11 members of the Marissa, Tilden, and St. Libory fire departments for a tour.  The power plant has started planning quarterly tours for members of local volunteer fire departments to familiarize them with the layout of the plant and the fire protection systems that are in place. This tour was led by Prairie State shift supervisor, Rob Soderlund, former fire chi… More
Employee Helps Safety Instructor

Employee Helps Safety Instructor

In June, a group of Prairie State employees attended Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) training at the TEKSOLV/American Allied Safety Council (AASC) facility in Collinsville.  As part of her classwork, behavior based safety and training specialist Kimberly Walster presented on the Signs of Stroke and actions to take in the event of a stroke. Following her presentation, one of the… More
2018 VPPPA Conference

2018 VPPPA Conference

Last week, employees from Prairie State’s power plant attended the National VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association) conference in Nashville, TN. Throughout the week, our employees attended workshops, meetings, and exhibits focused on integrated safety and health management systems. Paul Tesdall, Power Plant Shift Supervisor, presented at the conference on Prairie Sta… More
Employee Appreciation Day at the Ballpark

Employee Appreciation Day at the Ballpark

On Saturday, August 18, Prairie State hosted its annual Employee Appreciation Day. This year’s event took place at Busch Stadium, where employees from across the campus gathered to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals as they took on the Milwaukee Brewers. Employee appreciation day is just one way Prairie State celebrates one of its core values—teamwork. Thank you to all employees who joined us! More