VELCO applauded for workplace safety and health efforts

first_imgMEDIA RELEASEAugust 3, 2005Contacts:VELCODavid Mace, Process Owner, External CommunicationsPhone: (802) 770-6367Pager: (802) 742-3250Vermont Department of LaborScott Meyer, Program Manager Project WorkSAFE1-888-SAFE-YES (1-888-723-3937)VELCO applauded for workplace safety and health effortsFor Immediate Release: Aug. 3, 2005RUTLAND, Vt. Vermonts electric transmission utility has become the fourth Vermont company to be federally recognized for its safety efforts, the Vermont Department of Labor announced Wednesday.The Vermont Electric Power Co., Inc., also known as VELCO, formally joined the federal Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) during a ceremony at the companys Rutland headquarters.This certification is indeed an honor, and Im very proud of the VELCO team for their work in helping achieve the SHARP designation, said VELCO president and chief executive officer John Donleavy. In my 25-plus years in the electric utility industry, I have made a commitment to putting safety first one of my personal priorities. No team is successful no matter what business results are achieved if anyone gets injured.The formal letter of certification was presented by Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner Pat McDonald.Acceptance into SHARP is an achievement of status that recognizes VELCO as a model employer for worksite safety and health, McDonald said. VELCO is the fourth Vermont employer to receive such an award. We hope that with the example VELCO and the other three employers are setting, we will be able to welcome more Vermont companies into SHARP SHARP is after all about recognizing the importance and benefits of workplace safety and health.The accreditation marks the end of a rigorous 15-month collaboration with Project WorkSAFE, Vermonts Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program.We applaud the employees and management of VELCO in this accomplishment. We must realize that their staff works in all types of weather in a variety of harsh environments and at fixed locations in an inherently dangerous occupation, said Scott Meyer, Director of Project WorkSAFE. To be conducting this type of work while maintaining a safe workplace speaks very well to the caliber and commitment of staff at VELCO. They have a lot to be proud of and we hope that other Vermont employers will follow in their lead.Donleavy said that as part of the companys strategic plan it had implemented new safety programs aimed not only at field workers but also at its office personnel, and promoting safety and health at home as well.As we move forward with constructing our infrastructure improvement projects, VELCO wants its associates to be as successful and productive as they can be, and that means enabling them to work safely and remain healthy wherever they are, he said. Its not just good for business. Its the right thing to do.The SHARP program is a nationally recognized program implemented by states under Federal OSHA. The SHARP program recognizes small, high-hazard businesses with exemplary safety and health programs.Upon receiving SHARP certification, the workplace will be exempt from programmed inspections during the period that the SHARP certification is valid. Currently there are 777 firms in the United States and 36 in New England with the SHARP certification.Ryegate Associates, a wood-fired electric generating facility was the first Vermont SHARP company; the second was DEW Construction, and the third Green Mountain Powers Western Division.For further information about the SHARP program or Project WorkSAFE, please visit the Department of Labor and Industry website: is external).Founded in 1956, VELCO is the Vermont Electric Power Co., Inc., the Rutland-based company that builds, owns, maintains and operates the states high-voltage electric transmission system. That system consists of some 600 miles of power lines ranging from 115,000 volts to 450,000 volts and 25 substations, as well as other equipment and a sophisticated fiber optic monitoring and control system.The company does not own any generating plants or the distribution lines that bring power to individual homes and businesses. VELCO is a private company owned by the states retail utilities, investor-owned, municipal and cooperative. It employs almost 100 people.###last_img read more

Lagos City Marathon: Tinubu Merit Award, Media Seminar hold Friday

first_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far The 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Ayodeji Tinubu Merit Award and Media Seminar which would herald the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will hold at the Sir Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Friday. According to a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Communications and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon said the 2020 edition of the Lagos race is a landmark hence the decision to recognise some outstanding individuals and groups that have contributed to make the race the biggest one-day event in Africa. “This is a landmark year for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, our 5th edition, and we are very proud of what we have been able to do just within five years” “While we are grateful to everyone for all the support we have gotten in these five years, we have shortlisted nine people that have contributed in no small measure to this success story and we will be acknowledging them at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Ayodeji Tinubu Merit Award on Friday” Thomas statedAdvertisement Thomas added that there will also be a seminar for journalists on Friday also at the Sir Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall where accreditation tags would be distributed and a session to intimate those in the media all that is expected from them on race day. “We are going to be having a session with the media on Friday, the accreditation and the media guide will be distributed during the seminar where we would let everyone know the dos and don’ts for this year’s race” read also:Lagos City Marathon: Media Accreditation Gets New Deadline Over 100, 000 runners will be taking part in the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon billed for Saturday, February 8. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Mid versus South Under 21 Football final.

first_imgCommercials manager Charlie McGeever was happy with the win and felt the team put in a good performance.In the other semi final Loughmore Castleiney defeated Newport Gaels on a scoreline of 18 points to 2-8.It was a tight first half and the mid champions had a 0-9 to 1-5 lead at the half time interval.Tipperary Senior Hurling panelist John McGrath played a full and crucial role in his sides victory despite carrying a pelvic injury.In the County Under 21 B championship semi final Upperchurch Drombane emerged 2-14 to 1-6 winners over Portroe in Dolla. Commercials were convincing 2-19 to 1-4 winners over Galtee Rovers in last night’s semi-final in Leahy Park Cashel.The South champions played with a strong breeze in the first half and built up a lead to go in 1-12 to 1-2 ahead at the break.It was a convincing display from the Clonmel side who had the lions share of possession.last_img read more

McCue named 2016 Impact Bank Wellington High School student of the year

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Photo by Steve Sturgis.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Allison McCue was named 2016 Impact Bank Student of the Year for Wellington High School. Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, WHS presents a Student of the Month.Each school selects their overall winner from the monthly winners, using their own criteria. Impact Bank presented the awardee with a gift basket. WHS Principal Adam Hatfield presents the “basket” full of goodies to McCue Tuesday morning. There will be Students of the Year at the other facilities. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more