Teamwork Leads to BECi Claiming Statewide Safety Trophy

BECi recently received recognition for having the most outstanding safety program among the state’s electric cooperatives. Co-op employees have worked over 752,000 man-hours without a loss-time accident. The Statewide Safety Trophy was presented by the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC) at the organization’s annual meeting held in Baton Rouge in July. It was the sixth time in 10 years BECi has received the coveted award.

BECi Recognized for Outstanding Safety Program

Beauregard Electric was recently recognized for its outstanding safety performance and for making a public commitment to eliminate on-the-job injuries.

According to Eddie Hanks, director of safety at BECi, the local electric cooperative was honored this summer at the annual membership meeting of the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives (ALEC) in Baton Rouge.

Hanks said co-op employees have worked over 476,600 hours without a lost-time accident since August of 2016.

BECi Reminds Members to Stay Safe During Summer Storms

Here in Southwest Louisiana, storms can occur suddenly and without warning putting a damper on summer plans. Summer storms tend to happen quickly with dramatic winds and lightning strikes in a very short timeframe. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service, thunderstorms are more frequent and more severe during the summer months because of the increase in basic elements needed to create a thunderstorm – moisture and rapidly rising warm air.

BECi Reminds Members to Plug Into Safety

BECi Reminds Members to Plug Into Safety

DeRidder— In May, electric cooperatives across the country promote safety awareness to coincide with National Electrical Safety Month. Every year, thousands of accidents occur due to shock hazards, and Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), a not-for-profit electric utility, is committed to educating the public about potential electrical dangers.

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