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
Mine Rescue Team

Mine Rescue Team

Pictured above, left to right: Mike Alms, Dan Meier, Loretta Fondaw, Raul Guillermo, Jacob Montgomery, Travis Schaeffer, Marcus Tso, Dan Wiedwilt, Mark Baue, and Paul Dunk. The mine rescue team plays an important role in disaster preparedness at Prairie State’s Lively Grove Mine. According to Mark Baue, “The main goal of this team is to act quickly and safely, protecting our people and asse… More

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