Noble REMC is living up to its mission, “Where safety is the standard, and members are the priority," by signing NRECA’s Commitment to Zero Contacts in October 2018.
The initiative is designed to provide cooperative leaders with ideas and resources to help eliminate serious injuries and fatalities due to electrical contact and enhance co-op safety programs.
Noble REMC joins a number of Indiana co-ops which have also signed similar pledges. More than 400 cooperatives across the country have made the commitment since the program was introduced in April 2018.
The pledge fits into our mission to always prioritize safety for our members and ourselves, especially with the alarming evidence that accident numbers are dropping, but fatalities nationwide are not. The co-op's safety leadership team decided it was imperative to be part of the program to make sure we're doing all we can to ensure safety internally and externally.
Commitment to Zero Contact initiatives:
- S.A.F.E. app: The operations team uses the app to help conduct job briefings onsite before starting each project. They review the work before they begin, going through a step-by-step job hazard assessment and property safety procedure. The app allows the crew to slow down and allow the creation of a safer and more efficient plan of attack.
- Electrical safety demonstrations: A program that is already established at Noble REMC, we will continue to provide tabletop electrical safety demonstrations to local schools and organizations who request them.
- Hard hats with program logo: They will display the Commitment to Zero Contacts logo on them as a reminder to the public and ourselves of our commitment to safety.