2020 Leadership Summit

2020 Leadership Summit

Today, we kicked off the fourth annual Prairie State Leadership Summit. Managers and Supervisors from across campus met for speaker and workshop sessions revolving around our theme, “Leadership in a Changing World.” We thank all who attended today, and we are looking forward to another great session tomorrow! More
Maintaining Accountability with Financial Audits

Maintaining Accountability with Financial Audits

Why are financial audits important? One of our values at Prairie State is accountability; we can only uphold this value if we maintain and report accurate records. Financial audits provide evidence that our records are valid. As with many companies, Prairie State is required to have a public accounting firm conduct an annual financial audit. Interim audit work is performed in October, and a ful… More
Single-Stream Recycling

Single-Stream Recycling

One piece of Prairie State’s broader sustainability program includes campus recycling. Every person’s actions have an impact, and we encourage our employees to incorporate recycling into their daily work habits. In 2019, Prairie State employees gave new life to more than 124,000 pounds of materials through single-stream recycling. This method of recycling collects various materials,… More
Understanding Safety with the BLOC Program

Understanding Safety with the BLOC Program

Part of our commitment to CORESafety includes continuous training in behavior-based safety. Because of this, the mine hosts regular training sessions for employees. Last year, Dr. Lori Guasta held a Behavior, Leadership, and Organizational Culture (BLOC) training session at the Lively Grove Mine, where 53 employees were invited to participate. Dr. Guasta, who developed the BLOC program, is a re… More
Understanding Safety to Improve Behavior

Understanding Safety to Improve Behavior

At the power plant, the Safety Through Observation, Reliability, and Mindset (STORM) Committee uses behavioral cues to improve our safety culture. Established in 2017, the mission of the STORM Committee is to reduce the number and severity of injuries at Prairie State. “Our intent is to empower a safety-conscious workforce by using confidentiality, observation, feedback, education, and coachi… More