READING, Pa., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiaries – Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power) and Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) – were recently recognized for outstanding safety performance in 2014 by the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, an organization of the Commonwealth's electric and natural gas utilities.
The safety award winners are selected annually by the association's Accident Prevention Committee. FirstEnergy utilities were honored in several categories:
- Penn Power won the Safety Achievement Award for its 200 employees working safely on the job, earning a rate of 1.00 incidents per 100,000 or more working hours.
- Penn Power won the Safety Sustainability Award for its continued focus on safety over a three-year period, with a sustained low incidence rate of 1.84 in 2012, 0.99 in 2013 and 1.00 in 2014 per 100,000 hours worked.
- Met-Ed's 650 employees received the Safety Improvement Award for reducing their incident rate from 2.38 the previous year to 2.00 in 2014.
- Met-Ed received the Motor Vehicle Fleet Safety Improvement Award for reducing the number of motor vehicle incidents from 29 in 2013 to 22 in 2014 – about a 26 percent reduction.
"Safety is paramount in everything we do at FirstEnergy," said Linda Moss, president of FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania Operations. "I am proud of our employees' efforts to ensure their own safety, as well as the safety of their coworkers and our customers."
"These awards reflect FirstEnergy's overall corporate philosophy to emphasize safety," said Terry Fitzpatrick, Energy Association President and Chief Executive. "FirstEnergy should be proud of its commitment to and achievement of greater safety in the workplace and in the electric utility industry."
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. FirstEnergy serves approximately 2.1 million Pennsylvania customers. Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www.firstenergycorp.com and follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
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