American Electric Power - Enerfab and AEP, Partners of the Job, Partners in Safety

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American Electric Power - Enerfab and AEP, Partners of the Job, Partners in Safety

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American Electric Power and Enerfab are Partners on the Job and Partners in Safety - Learn more at: @AEPnews
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:00pm

Enerfab, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company, has installed environmental controls and other equipment - and performed ongoing maintenance and repair work - at a variety of AEP's eastern power plants for more than 20 years.  During that time, as AEP's safety culture evolved, so did Enerfab's.  The two companies have very similar safety philosophies and levels of commitment to safety.

Enerfab is the nation's largest employer of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers members.  Approximately 28% of AEP's workforce is represented by a union.

AEP and Enerfab share lessons learned and other safety-related information freely.  Some basic tenets of Enerfab's safety culture and emphasis include:

  • Safety is planned/built in each project

  • Every job site will have systems and people in place to ensure a safe working environment

  • All employees are held personally accountable for their actions when it comes to safety

Enerfab tracks incidents of all types, whether they are recordable, non-recordable or near-misses.  This enables employees to learn from past experience and is another tool to prevent incidents.

The relationship between AEP and Enerfab is driven in large part by the mutual commitment to "target zero" and dedication to a "safety first" culture.

AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
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Sandy Nessing
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