For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (May 9, 2016) – The American Gas Association (AGA) recognized PECO as a 2015 Industry Leader in Accident Prevention for the company’s premier safety performance. Each year, the AGA recognizes member companies that have achieved a days away from work, restricted or transferred (DART) incident rate below the industry average by company type at the AGA Operations Conference.
“At PECO, the safety of our employees and our customers always comes first,” said Ron Bradley, vice president of PECO Gas Operations. “This award is a testament to PECO’s unwavering commitment to safety and exemplifies the hard work and dedication of our employees to keep safety at the forefront of everything we do.”
Bradley also serves as the chairman of the AGA Operations Section and was recognized with the Silver Award of Merit and the Gild of Ancient Suppliers Award, for his ongoing involvement and support of natural gas industry initiatives.
The DART incident rate is a mathematical calculation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-recordable injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time employees that resulted in days away from work or restricted work activity. PECO’s overall DART incident rate of .42 is one of the lowest injury rates in the industry.
This is the latest in a series of safety awards for PECO. The company also has been recognized with the Southeastern Electric Exchange Total Company Safety Award and three job safety awards from the Energy Association of Pennsylvania.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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