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June eSource Newsletter: What is Safety and Emergency Preparedness?

June eSource Newsletter: What is Safety and Emergency Preparedness?

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June Insider: IMEA Board of Directors & Staff take pride in the Members we serve

June Insider: IMEA Board of Directors & Staff take pride in the Members we serve

Featuring: The Town of Williamsport and Williamsport Utilities

Please join us as we congratulate Kevin Strickler on his many years of service representing Williamsport Utilities. Kevin has led Williamsport Utility for over 45 years, since 1983, playing an additional role in the electric department which was added under his leadership in 2017, over 7 years ago. Read More...

May eSource Newsletter: Fall Protection and Prevention

May eSource Newsletter: Fall Protection and Prevention

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Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. Read More...

May Insider: Mother's Day Tribute to Women in Public Power

May Insider: Mother's Day Tribute to Women in Public Power

Women represent an increasing share of Indiana Municipalities and surrounding states, and not just in traditional roles of the past. As you look around your public power utilities, you’ll find women in many roles—from lineworkers to engineers to financial managers and in top leadership roles. Presently, the industry has embraced women in public power in every aspect. Read More...

April eSource Newsletter : How to Stay Safe When a Power Line is Down

April eSource Newsletter : How to Stay Safe When a Power Line is Down

Be aware of hazards presented by downed power lines. Your life or the life of someone else depends on it. Read More..

April Insider: IMEA Member Spotlight Paoli, Indiana

April Insider: IMEA Member Spotlight Paoli, Indiana

The Hoosier of Hospitality. Paoli is a town in Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana, United States. Paoli was laid out and platted in 1816. It was named for Pasquale Paoli Ash, the son of North Carolina governor Samuel Ashe. A post office has been in operation at Paoli since 1817.Read More...

March eSource Newsletter : 12 Tips to Protect Against Common Lineworker Safety Hazards

March eSource Newsletter : 12 Tips to Protect Against Common Lineworker Safety Hazards

Every day, line workers endanger themselves with respiratory ailments, among other complications. It’s best to consider prevention of safety hazards when the contractor adheres to safety measures, such as proper clothing. Although there is no way to eliminate accidents, there are actions and tips to reduce them. Check out the tips below to protect your line workers from common safety hazards. Read More..

March Insider People and Places: New Leadership Team Member Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division

March Insider People and Places: New Leadership Team Member Mishawaka Utilities Electric Division

We are pleased to announce Don Beck has earned a well-deserved promotion to Construction Foreman for Mishawaka Utilities, Electric Division. Don’s career with Mishawaka began June 2002 when he was hired as an apprentice lineman, earning his journeyman card with IBEW Local 1392 in 2006. Read More..

February eSource Newsletter: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

February eSource Newsletter: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and explosibility). This page provides basic information about chemical hazards and toxic substances in the workplace. While not all hazards associated with every chemical and toxic substance are addressed here, we do provide relevant links to other pages with additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace. Read More...

February Insider People and Places: Justin Fry Auburn Electric General Manager

February Insider People and Places: Justin Fry Auburn Electric General Manager

Please join us in welcoming Justin Fry as the Auburn Electric General Manager. Justin grew up in Auburn, graduating from Dekalb High School in 2008. He then went on to the University of Northwestern Ohio where he earned an Associates in Applied Science in 2010. Read More..

January eSource Newsletter: The Effect of Poor Communication in the Workplace

January eSource Newsletter: The Effect of Poor Communication in the Workplace

Complexity is the name of the game when it comes to today’s fast-paced business environment. This means it’s more challenging than ever for leaders to have meaningful, two-way communication with employees. When looking to improve situations that may have been exacerbated by a lack of communication, it’s helpful to identify the precise problem or barrier, take time to understand the root cause, and then consider what solutions may best be applied to improve poor communications skills and achieve your desired results.

December eSource Newsletter

December eSource Newsletter

New Years Safety Practices for You & Your Utility Staff

The opportunity of a fresh new year brings a time to reflect upon how we can implement some significant improvements to our lives. Most people try to commit to leading a healthier lifestyle, saving money, traveling more, spending time with family, learning new skills, etc. As individuals contemplate their personal resolutions for the year ahead, businesses should also use the end of the year to reflect on the past, learn from their mistakes and commit to providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. Resolving to protect both valuable employees and assets allows your organization a tangible way to be its “best self.”

October eSource: How To Create A Safe Work Environment for Your Employees

October eSource: How To Create A Safe Work Environment for Your Employees

Creating – and maintaining – a safe work environment should be a high priority for organizations. Indeed, under Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) law, employers have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe workplace – and comply with OSHA regulations. But putting up a few safety posters and running safety training sessions once a year is not enough. Organizations need to actively foster and promote a strong culture of safety, year-round so that safety becomes a part of the enterprise’s DNA. Read More...

October Insider: 2023 IMEA Annual Meeting Honors & Awards

October Insider: 2023 IMEA Annual Meeting Honors & Awards

Thank you to all that participated the IMEA Annual Business Meeting & Vendor Expo

Leonard Larson, Interim Manager of Operations with Rensselaer Electric Utility was the recipient of the 2023 IMEA Frank R. Rudolph Award! The Frank R. Rudolph Award is the association’s most prestigious honor. Named after Francis R. Rudolph, Greendale, Indiana Utility Manager for nearly 40 years. The award is given to individuals who make significant contributions to Public Power in Indiana. Read More....

September eSource: Why is it important to report accidents in the workplace?

September eSource: Why is it important to report accidents in the workplace?

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Every workplace wants to keep accidents to a minimum; but sometimes they happen! It is essential, no matter how minor that the accident is, that it is reported and recorded. If you are injured at work, you must report the accident to your workplace as soon as possible. Every workplace will have their own process and reporting system for accidents. Do you know how to report an accident in your workplace? Read More...

September Insider: How to Retain Top Talent in Uncertain Times

September Insider: How to Retain Top Talent in Uncertain Times

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A changing workforce requires a new approach to employee retention if organizations want to keep their top talent in a business climate facing new uncertainties. Read More...

August eSource: Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Workplace

August eSource: Alcohol and Other Drugs in the Workplace

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Use of alcohol and other drugs before or while at work can have a significant negative impact on individuals and the people around them. Read More.....

August Insider: IMEA Welcomes Scott Hanawalt, Project Engineering Manager of Logansport Utilities to the board of directors

August Insider: IMEA Welcomes Scott Hanawalt, Project Engineering Manager of Logansport Utilities to the board of directors

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IMEA is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Hanawalt, Project Engineering Manager of Logansport Utilities to the board of directors. Scott brings a wide variety of knowledge and experience to the team, and we look forward to his insights and fresh ideas. Read More...

July eSource: From My Desk, Duane Richardson - Supervisor Safety

July eSource: From My Desk, Duane Richardson - Supervisor Safety

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The overall objective of a safety program is mishap prevention. If a mishap occurs, we investigate the mishap to prevent reoccurrence. Mishap prevention involves; identifying a hazard, evaluating the hazard and correcting, controlling or eliminating that hazard. Training is a critical element of mishap prevention. Supervisors play a critical role in mishap prevention and hazard awareness and identification. Read More...