We are looking for out next General Manager/CEO! The Board of Directors of Stanton County Public Power District (SCPPD) in Stanton, NE seek a utility leader with strong interpersonal communications skills to become their next General Manager/CEO. The current GM/CEO has indicated his intent to resign and will be leaving October 1, 2023. BWJ Law Group will assist the Board of Directors in the search process.
The daily work of a lineman is full of hazards including hot-line work, climbing poles, cutting trees, and driving large equipment in some of the worst weather conditions. Storm jobs can present some difficult working conditions as well. At the end of the day, we strive to keep the lights on but must remain focused on doing it safely.
The importance of safety is generally accepted by all. In the utility business, we live that statement every day. We all have important jobs to do to keep the lights on and your power affordable, however we must focus on safety every step of the way! Stanton County Public Power District, and many other utilities across the country, spend a lot of time and energy on their safety programs and rightfully so. They are always striving to get better, improve programs and keep that focus. There are some goals in the industry that are measurable when met, such as a specific financial target or a reduction in outage time. Those results are in the data and we can determine if the goal is met. Safety goals don’t work that way so we have to constantly work to keep our safety program fresh and our employees engaged.
This summer we are working though a new program called Commitment to Zero 2.0 with assistance from our statewide association, NREA. This program is aimed at breaking down various portions of our work procedures and policies and identifying areas that may need some attention. We want to identify distractions, blind spots and areas of drift before issues arise.
Each lineman was surveyed over key work procedures and company policies. This survey was developed by our national organization and insurance company from the trends of the industry. The survey results are compiled and carefully reviewed. The crew leaders and the management team developed a plan to work on areas of opportunity. Each plan is specific to the District it applies to.
We are continuously looking for new and better ways to improve our safety program. We are all working to build a culture of safety and promote a work environment that sends all our lineman home safely every night.
Chad Waldow – General Manager/CEO
As summer comes to a close, harvest season is just around the corner. Please take extra time to look up for power lines! Stay a safe distance away from all high voltage equipment. Keep your equipment lowered and keep yourself safe from danger.
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