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

Holiday Decorating And Entertaining Safety

Winter holidays are a great time for families and friends to get together and celebrate. Following a few simple tips on decorating, entertaining, and tree selection will ensure a happy and safe holiday season. More
Voluntary Protection Program

Voluntary Protection Program

In pursuit of VPP Star site status, Prairie State employees regularly attend VPPPA (Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association) conferences. Above is a group of our employees at the 2019 VPPPA National Conference in New Orleans. Prairie State’s power plant is proud to participate in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), a system established by the Occupational Safety and H… More
National Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week

October 6-12 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. Visit https://bit.ly/2nasqNa for quick tips on emergency escape planning. More