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AEP Encourages You to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!

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Many Americans will celebrate our independence with fireworks.  The best way to enjoy fireworks is to leave them to the professionals.  On Independence Day in a typical year, far more fires are reported than on any other day, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.

Stay Safe on July 4th!

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Safety doesn’t take a holiday.  We still have several downed lines, please stay away from all downed power lines and assume they are energized.  AEP is working around the clock to restore your power – you will see linemen working today.  Please don’t park by utility trucks – that will slow down restoration.  Stay safe and have a great July 4th!

With Prom, Graduation, Summer, May Starts '100 Deadliest Days' on the Road for Teen Drivers

43% of teens say they text and drive; 77% say adults warn against risks, but text and drive "all the time"
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(3BL Media) Dallas - May 14, 2012 - A new survey commissioned by AT&T* as part of the “It Can Wait” campaign indicates that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving – and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends.

UPS Road Code and BGCA were recognized by US Senator Paulsen for its contribution to National Teen Driver Safety Week

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US Senator Paulsen recognizes the UPS Road Code, a 10 city program to educate young and aspiring driver about safe driving methods in a speech highlighting National Teen Driver Safety Week.

 

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS
 
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US Senator Paulsen recognizes the UPS Road Code, a 10 city program to educate young and aspiring driver about safe driving methods in a speech highlighting National Teen Driver Safety Week.

 

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS
 
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Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Governance: What a Difference a Few Years Can Make

New report from The Conference Board highlights the growth in attention given to EHS&S during the past three years
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 This Council Perspectives was authored by The Conference Board Chief Environment, Health, and Safety Officers’ Council.

American Electric Power - Top 10 Human Error Traps

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Are you familiar with the top 10 human error traps that cause employees to have an accident? If you or your employees experience any of the following, take extra precautions, double check your PPE and make sure safety is included in every step of the job.
  • Time Pressure

  • Distractive Environment

  • High Workload

  • First Time Task

  • First Working Day After Days Off

  • One-Half Hour After Wake-Up or Meal

  • Vague or Incorrect Guidance

  • Over-Confidence

American Electric Power - Aim for Zero Harm

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Is it possible for a company to reach zero harm…. a year without incidents and injuries? We believe it is and strive to achieve zero harm every day. 

American Electric Power - Enerfab and AEP, Partners of the Job, Partners in Safety

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Enerfab, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company, has installed environmental controls and other equipment - and performed ongoing maintenance and repair work - at a variety of AEP's eastern power plants for more than 20 years.  During that time, as AEP's safety culture evolved, so did Enerfab's.  The two companies have very similar safety philosophies and levels of commitment to safety.

UPS Employees Shine at Super Bowl of Safety

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19 UPS drivers showcased their skills at National Truck Driving Championships in categories involving safety, rules, regulations and on-course driving skills.

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19 UPS drivers showcased their skills at National Truck Driving Championships in categories involving safety, rules, regulations and on-course driving skills.

Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Metal Theft Case

Attached is a video of an acutal metal theft case
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 Reporting metal theft can help to save lives and stop this deadly crime. Indications of metal theft include:

  • Missing sections of power lines or ground wires

  • Power lines hanging in the air or lying on the ground

  • Missing or misaligned covers to underground vaults

  • Cut fences or locks near electric substations

  • Holes dug underneath fences

  • Suspicious or unauthorized persons near substations

  • Individuals carrying large bundles of wire

 

AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
 
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 Reporting metal theft can help to save lives and stop this deadly crime. Indications of metal theft include:

  • Missing sections of power lines or ground wires

  • Power lines hanging in the air or lying on the ground

  • Missing or misaligned covers to underground vaults

  • Cut fences or locks near electric substations

  • Holes dug underneath fences

  • Suspicious or unauthorized persons near substations

  • Individuals carrying large bundles of wire

 

AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
 
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
 
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