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 coaching to help employees better understand the effects of safe behavior on work practices,” said Kim Woods, Compliance & Reporting Manager and STORM Committee Management Sponsor.

This committee focuses on behavior-based safety (BBS), which is a key preventer of serious injuries and fatalities. Employees can be trained as observers, which empowers them to identify changes and provide life-saving data.

Approximately 70 employees have completed observer training, and the STORM Committee encourages all employees to attend. If you are interested in becoming an observer, training sessions are available on LMS.

We appreciate the STORM Committee using their skills to enhance the safety of our power plant.

Pictured Below: Cale Henderson, Dennis Isom, Jeremy Steibel, Jesse Thole, Delbert Higgins, Debbie Matson, Jon Elder, and Kim Woods. Not pictured: Tarron Ivory and Josh Long.