As an electric and water utility, we have many employees who work under potentially hazardous conditions each day — whether it's in extreme temperatures, around high voltages or combustable materials, in tight spaces, etc. Even duties that others might consider mundane (like driving) can pose the occasional threat.
That's why safety is of paramount importance here. Sure, we want to stay safe so we can keep delivering the reliable electricity and water services that so many in South Carolina rely on, but that safety is also important because of the responsibilities we have when we're not on the job. We're spouses, partners and parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters. We're coaches and volunteers, mentors and tutors, public officials and members of congregations.
The point is our full-time jobs might not always be the most important job we have, which is why it's so gratifying to hear 2013 was one of our safest years on rec... Continue Reading