Tampa Electric Reaches Significant Safety Milestone

Tampa Electric’s unwavering commitment to workplace safety enabled its employees to reach a significant safety milestone this week.

On Tuesday, Tampa Electric employees marked 365 days – an entire year – with no one missing work due to an injury. Despite the hazards often associated with generating and delivering electricity, employees logged nearly 5 million safe work hours in that year.

“I am so proud of our employees and their commitment to keep themselves and each other safe. This is an exciting achievement toward our goal of world-class safety,” said Archie Collins, president and chief executive officer of Tampa Electric. “Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We know our journey is never done, and we need to stay vigilant to ensure every employee goes home safely every day.”

In the past five years, Tampa Electric has remained committed to world-class safety. The company launched a plan that resulted in year-over-year advancements in safety policies, processes and procedures. Piloted in Tampa under the leadership of a dedicated vice president of safety, programs like Safe Start and Safety Management System have become standard, companywide safety procedures. Employees are engaged and encouraged to “speak up for safety.” Tampa Electric places safety at the forefront of all business operations.

Learn more about the company’s efforts to promote safety for customers and employees on the Safety homepage.

Tampa Electric, one of Florida’s largest investor-owned electric utilities, serves more than 800,000 customers in West Central Florida. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.