REC Recognized for Commitment to Safety

December 30, 2014

Keeping safety as a top priority has earned REC national recognition for safety in the workplace. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) awarded the Cooperative certification in the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP).

"Our employees work in one of the most hazardous industries in the country," said Maxie Rozell, manager of safety, security and risk management at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. "We are very thankful for the RESAP recognition but most importantly to the commitment our employees have placed on working safely and maintaining a safe work environment."

To become certified through RESAP electric cooperatives complete an assessment which includes benchmark performance measures, annual self-assessment, and a safety culture assessment. The intent of the RESAP program is to establish a foundation for continuous improvement that emphasizes leadership engagement towards improving safety results.

Rozell added, "We continue to strengthen our culture of safety here at REC. Our quest for zero accidents and injuries continues year after year. The RESAP Certification is one of many ways we have enhanced our safety efforts."

REC provides electric service to nearly 160,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.