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Howard Electric Cooperative, Fayette, was one of 35 Missouri electric cooperatives recognized for working safely. Employees of the cooperative have now worked a total of 32,714.5 hours without a lost time accident.

“We are proud of the steps these cooperatives have taken to ensure each and every employee goes home to their families safe at the end of every day,” says Rob Land, vice president of risk management and training for the association. “We offer a tremendous amount of training that always stresses safety. But in the end, it is the employees themselves who have created a culture of safety at these cooperatives.”

“Rob is right”, added Amber Overfelt, Howard Electric GM/CEO, “Safety is a culture, it is a culture that Howard Electric takes pride in.  Each employee here is committed to working safely to provide reliable, affordable power to our members.”

The recognition came at the 2022 annual meeting of AMEC, which is the Jefferson City-based statewide service organization for Missouri’s electric cooperatives.

Amber Overfelt accepting no lost time award