August 3, 2016
2016 OSHA Statement
MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2016
PSGC Response to OSHA Citations
On July 29, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC). Importantly, no employees were injured in any of the instances contained in the citations.
“The safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to everyone at Prairie State, and we take these citations very seriously,” said Don Gaston, President and CEO of the Prairie State Generating Company. “Prairie State has been and will continue to work with OSHA officials to reach a final conclusion.”
PSGC is dedicated to continual improvement in all aspects of its business, including its safety system. The power plant has not had a single lost time incident since September 2015, more than 300 consecutive days. The power plant leadership and safety teams are analyzing the alleged violations, while working to insure and always improve the safety of all employees.
Located in Washington County, Illinois, the Prairie State Energy Campus is a technologically-advanced electric generation facilities utilizing domestic Illinois coal resources from its adjacent underground mine to power its 1600 megawatt power plant. Since 2012, Prairie State has been providing baseload electricity on behalf of its Owners to more than 2.5 million families across the Midwest.
Contact: Ashlie Kuehn
Public Relations & Government Affairs
July 1, 2016
2016 PSGC SCHOLARS
The Prairie State Generating Company (PSGC) is pleased to announce it has selected its 2016 scholar class. Jacob Miller, Patrick Snyders, Drew Conner, Jacob Slade and Hayden Snyders were awarded $1,000 scholarships at the annual scholarship banquet on June 29, 2016.
“As a company that is wholly owned by not-for-profit electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities, Prairie State maintains the same principles set forth by its public power owners,” said Don Gaston, President and CEO of PSGC. “By reinvesting in the future and educational goals of local youth, this scholarship program is just one way we are providing benefit back to the communities surrounding our campus.”
The PSGC Scholarship Program has awarded $10,000 in scholarships since its inception in 2015, with the goal of encouraging the children and grandchildren of its more than 600 employees to pursue their career goals through higher education. All applicants are evaluated by an anonymous panel of judges based on academic achievement, leadership skills, community service, work ethic and involvement in extracurricular activities.
The 2016 PSGC Scholar Class is pictured above (from left to right: Jacob Miller, Patrick Snyders, Drew Conner, Jacob Slade and Hayden Snyders)
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