Lively Grove Mine Receives Holmes Safety Award

Last month, Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine was recognized by the Holmes Safety Association as having the Best Underground Incident Rate for the first quarter of 2019. This regional award covers mines in Washington, Jackson, Perry, and Randolph counties, and it has been earned by the Lively Grove mine five times since 2016. We are committed to living our values, and one of the ways we show … More
Power Plant Receives Safety Award

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 Admin… More
Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine Receives CORESafety® Certification

Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine Receives CORESafety® Certification

The Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the National Mining Association (NMA) for receiving independent certification under its CORESafety® system. PSGC joins eight other companies that have had operations independently certified under NMA’s signature safety initiative. “We are very proud to be joining eight other companies in this … More
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