FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 17, 2015


Rolling Hills Generating Station Extends Perfect Safety Record

Employees at Plant have had Zero Lost-time Incidents since Initial Staffing in 2002

Wilkesville, Ohio—Employees at Rolling Hills Generating Station near Wilkesville extended their perfect safety record in 2014, earning the prestigious Superior Safety Performance Award from the National Safety Council (NSC). The plant has had zero U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) work-related injuries or illnesses resulting in time away from work (lost time) since the facility was first staffed in 2002.

The Superior Safety Performance Award is presented to facilities that have achieved 10 consecutive “perfect record” years, operating at least 120 consecutive months without incurring a lost-time injury or illness.

Plant Manager Fred Prutch said the plant’s perfect record reflects employees’ outstanding commitment to a safe work environment.

“Our employees are proactive in finding new and innovative ways to enhance plant safety,” he said. “Their commitment helps ensure that everyone returns home safely at the end of the day.”

Employees at Rolling Hills also qualified for Safety Leadership, Perfect Record and Occupational Excellence Achievement awards from NSC. The Safety Leadership Award recognizes companies that have operated more than five consecutive years without a lost-time injury or illness.

The Perfect Record Award recognizes companies that have completed at least 12 months without a lost-time injury or illness. Recipients of the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award must have a safety record equal to or better than 50 percent of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry rates for lost-time illnesses or injuries.

Rolling Hills Generating Station added $2.4 million to the area economy through salaries and payments to local vendors in 2014. It provided approximately $2.6 million in tax support for the Vinton County Local School District, Vinton County and Wilkesville Township in 2014. Employees volunteered approximately 470 hours to community causes during the year, and the plant has been a supporter of the Wilkesville Fire Department, contributing toward a fire truck and fire station.