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Wiregrass EC to be honored for safety campaign

Personnel from Wiregrass EC will give a presentation on the co-op’s safety campaign, “This is my why,” at the 2016 TechAdvantage Conference in New Orleans.
The February TechAdvantage event highlights innovations that are transforming the world of engineering, IT, energy services, operations, supply management and business in the electric co-op world. The conference will present strategies and best practices that will benefit cooperatives well into the 21st century.
Wiregrass representatives gave a presentation on “This is my why” at NRECA’s National Safety Summit earlier this year. The campaign was created as a complement to statewide’s “Every Day, Every Life, 100 percent Safe” campaign, designed to remind employees that safety in the electric world is literally a matter of life and death. “This is my why” includes posters featuring employees with their families that are displayed in the workplace.