HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Mississippi Power
Mississippi Power received two major industry awards Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) – Top Total Company Safety Performance and Top Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Safety Performance.
For the second year in a row, Mississippi Power ranked first in Top Total Company Safety
Performance which is awarded to the company achieving the best (lowest) Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable incidence rate in reporting categories during 2013. In fact, last year's safety performance was so good, it was the company's second best OSHA recordable
incidence rate ever.
"Safety is one of the company's core values and that commitment is proven every day in our
results," Customer Services Organization Vice President Jeff Franklin said. "While it's important
for company leadership to be committed, achieving this milestone is a reflection of the
dedication our employees have to safety on and off the job."
This is the seventh time in the last nine years that Mississippi Power has received the best total company performance.
"Safety is ingrained in every aspect of Mississippi Power's culture, and I truly believe the reason we have continued to improve in our safety performance is because our employees make safety a priority for themselves and their coworkers every day," Franklin said.