SMMPA Members Earn APPA Safety Award of Excellence

New Prague Utilities Commission, Owatonna Public Utilities, and the City of Saint Peter have earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2018. 


The utilities receiving this award have proven that safety is of the utmost importance in the operation of their companies.


Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records during 2018. The incidence rate, used to judge entries, is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2018, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.