The safety and well-being of all Southwestern Power Administration employees are the firm and continuing responsibilities of every member of management. Each employee, in turn, shares with management the responsibility for his or her own safety by performing his or her duties in a safe and conscientious manner, complying with all safety rules and regulations, and observing the provisions of Executive Order 12196, “Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal Employees.”
Southwestern's Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) for Calendar Year 2013 (Jan - Dec 2013) was 0.70, and for Fiscal Year 2013 (Oct 2012 - Sep 2013) the RIR was 0.66. Additionally, 2013 marked the twenty-first consecutive year, over 6 million man-hours worked, without any electrical-related recordable accidents – a significant achievement for an organization where approximately one half of the workforce operates in a high-voltage electrical environment.
Southwestern trains current and new employees in all safety requirements, including those of Executive Order 13513, “Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving.”