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
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