NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Employees Reach Safety Milestone
– NYSEG, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is committed to providing safe, reliable service to customers, ensuring public safety and maintaining a safe working environment for employees. The company’s approximately 80 Plattsburgh Division employees used those commitments as a foundation to reach a notable milestone on July 23: two years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable accident, a preventable motor vehicle accident or a lost-time accident.
“We are especially proud of our safety record because of the potential hazards that many of our front line employees deal with every day,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “This achievement by our Plattsburgh employees is clear evidence that when each of us takes personal responsibility for safety, we can achieve remarkable results.”
NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division employees work in electric and natural gas field operations and associated support groups, customer service, system protection and fleet operations. They provide service to approximately 44,600 electricity customers and 3,600 natural gas customers across parts of Clinton, Essex, Hamilton and Franklin counties.
Generally, an OSHA-recordable injury or illness is one that requires medical treatment beyond first-aid, may result in days away from work or an incident that causes permanent disability or death; a preventable motor vehicle accident is any motor vehicle accident where the operator of the vehicle failed to do everything reasonable to avoid the accident; a lost-time accident is a work-related injury that results in time away from work.