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Energy Northwest Reaches 10 Million Hours With Safe Work

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RICHLAND, WA. - Energy Northwest reaches a milestone in occupational safety.

On Tuesday, Energy Northwest reported they had reached 10 million hours without a lost-time injury. The achievement comes after the agency's Columbia Generating Station in September surpassed its highest measurable performance levels in the 28-year history of the facility.

Earlier this fall, Energy Northwest reported employees had set a record for successfully working for three years without a lost-time injury. The 10 million-hour mark, however, is another agency best.

The American Public Power Association occasionally reports on agencies achieving one million hours without a lost time injury milestone. In fact, the APPA's website reported "it is nearly impossible for a large public power utility to achieve a zero in the number of lost-time accidents they experience each year."

"A record such as this is indicative of the high standards of excellence at Energy Northwest that are vital to safe and reliable operations," said Charles England, Organizational Effectiveness manager at Energy Northwest. "We are proud of our safety record and have a strong workforce that strives to ensure safe operations in every facet of their work every day."