Power Plant Receives Safety Award

The Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) is pleased to announce that its power plant team has been recognized with the Southern Illinois Occupational Safety and Health (SIOSH) Excellence Award for General Industry.

“The SIOSH Award is presented annually to compliment ­a company with safety and health practices that are exemplary,” said Darnell Crenshaw, the Acting Deputy Regional Administrator for OSHA Region V. “Prairie State Generating Company has demonstrated these practices, and we want to recognize their effort and congratulate them for the safety and health actions that they’ve taken on in their committees. I think this award inspires organizations to inspect their safety programs, ensuring continual improvement.”

The SIOSH award was created to promote and improve safety culture in higher-risk industries. This award encourages hard work by employees, supported by leadership, to establish excellent safety and health programs.

“Safety is our core value at Prairie State. It is the guiding principle behind everything that we do,” said Randy Short, Chief Operating Officer for PSGC. “Our employees have embraced a culture of safety at our power plant, and their level of engagement is the key to continuous improvement of our safety processes. It is an honor for our team to be recognized with this award.”

Accepting the award on PSGC’s behalf were Randy Short, Chief Operating Officer; Ken Pollmann, Vice President of Power Generation; and the chairmen of PSGC’s various safety committees: Jemal Warren, Josh Haley, Jason Nichols, and Ken Bone.