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north arkansas electric cooperative edition

When the lights go out, we’ve got your back.

Lineworker Appreciation Day April 8, 2019

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NAEC scholarship applications being taken until April 12

NAEC employees reach 1 million safe hours North Arkansas Electric Cooperative employees received the Million Work Hours Safety Award from representatives of the Arkansas Department of Labor and Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission at the co-op’s Salem headquarters March 4. Employees accumulated one million work hours without a lost day away from work due to a work-related injury or illness between August 19, 2014, and December 30, 2018. “This achievement demonstrates an unwavering focus on safety,” CEO Mel Coleman said. “I am proud of each employee’s commitment to work safely. That being said, we cannot become complacent and must remember that safety remains our top priority today, tomorrow and each day thereafter.” The Arkansas Department of Labor, the Arkansas Insurance Department and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission present the award to Arkansas companies who excel in on-the-job safety. NAEC is the fourth business to receive the million-hour award during the 20182019 fiscal year and the 498th to receive the million-hour award since its establishment in 1976. NAEC has a safety program in effect as well as a safety committee consisting of employees and management. NAEC also recently joined other electric co-ops across the country in the Commitment to Zero Contacts initiative that focuses on eliminating serious job-related injuries, such as contact with energized lines.

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NAEC CEO Mel Coleman, center, receives a plaque on behalf of co-op employees that recognizes NAEC reaching one million safe work hours. It was presented by Arkansas Department of Labor Deputy Director Ralph Hudson, right, and Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission Health and Safety Division Administrator Paul Hansen on March 4.

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for the Operation Round Up® Scholarship Program. The application is available at www.naeci.com/operation-roundup-scholarship. It is due April 12 along with a transcript and three letters of recommendation. To be eligible, high school seniors must graduate at the end of the 2019 school year, and their parents or guardians must be NAEC members. Applicants also must have a high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the first semester of their senior year. For more information, please see the application, call 870-895-6210 or email tmoss@naeci.com.

HAPPY EASTER — NAEC offices will be closed April 19 in observance of Good Friday. In the event of an outage, please call 870-8953221 or use the NAEC Mobile App to report.

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