This cover article of the Pipeline is dedicated to Quentin Clark and what it means to be APG SAFE. He was a victim of an arc flash event on January 27th while installing static discharge relays on a circuit breaker within a medium voltage (13.2kV) essential switchgear.
We are grateful that Quentin miraculously survived this event with only severe burns on his hands and forearms. He wasn’t even admitted into the hospital and is expected to return to work very soon.
Our company is still healing from this event since we almost lost one of our own. This article in the Pipeline is one of many steps toward making our already best-in-class safety program even better! We are reminded that even though our Experience Modification Rating (EMR) is 0.65 and we have received multiple safety awards from IEC, ABC, NAWIC, Liberty Mutual, Amerisure, and construction managers — an accident can still happen.
We Simply Can’t Let Our Guard Down
Reporting safety issues such as hazards and incidents at the job site helps prevent harm to our employees, colleagues, and even other subcontractors. If an APG employee sees a one-time or ongoing issue on a job site, they should always report it to their supervisor immediately.
It is time to raise the bar even further when it comes to safety. Safe practices must be taught, followed, and enforced on our project sites, while driving our vehicles, and even while working from home on personal time.
These safety measures are here to protect you and others, and every APG employee should feel confident in voicing their safety concerns to their supervisor or the APG safety team.
There is nothing more valuable than your health and life! Safety will NEVER be sacrificed to save time or money, no matter what.
BE SAFE, EVERYONE!