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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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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Copper Theft Kills

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Copper theft is a deadly problem because it can injure or kill those stealing it and endanger the public. Law enforcement, scrap dealers and local citizens can help to prevent copper theft by increasing their aware­ness and reporting theft. You can help save a life. Would you be able to identify stolen electrical copper cables? This factsheet explains the copper theft problem and identifies ways to prevent this alarming and deadly crime.

Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Copper Theft

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Recognize and report metal theft. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn about the real life consequences of copper theft in this video.

 

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).
 
AEP15483
video

Recognize and report metal theft. Stealing wire and equipment from electric utilities is dangerous, illegal and must be reported. Metal theft can cause power surges or outages and injury to an innocent person coming in contact with tampered equipment. Learn about the real life consequences of copper theft in this video.

 

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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Electrical Safety e-Learning Module

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Electricity is vital to quality of life. But if not used properly, it also can kill. This e-learning module is designed to teach you the facts about safely using and working around electricity.

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Electricity is vital to quality of life. But if not used properly, it also can kill. This e-learning module is designed to teach you the facts about safely using and working around electricity.

Road Safety Education Starts Young

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In the spririt of UPS's global volunteer month, a UPS employee from Singapore discusses his efforts in helping young children realize the importance of safe driving years before they are driving.

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In the spririt of UPS's global volunteer month, a UPS employee from Singapore discusses his efforts in helping young children realize the importance of safe driving years before they are driving.

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