760,000 Safe Man-Hours
On November 4, 2018, the Industrial, Power, and Controls Division’s Southwest Region reached the milestone of working 10 years without an OSHA recordable incident. This outstanding achievement of zero incidents highlights the extraordinary efforts, commitment, and dedication put forth by all. In 2006 M. J. Electric began working in the New Mexico’s four corners region at PNM’s San Juan Generating Station. That environmental upgrade project has grown into a stable maintenance presence and has expanded our local customer base to include support of Arizona Public Service’s neighboring Four Corners Power Plant and multiple standalone projects across Arizona and New Mexico. The conditions experienced on work sites in the power generation industry are seldom easy or forgiving. Our customers require work to be performed safely and has made this a prerequisite of projects being awarded. M. J. Electric’s safety program and administrators provide employees support, guidance, and education to analyze and adapt to working hazards. The onsite team is uncompromising in accepting anything other than every individual’s best effort. This considerable milestone represents a combination of many contributing parties coming together to produce a remarkable outcome. The final and most crucial element is the IBEW LU 611 members who perform the work each day. One of the IBEW’s founding principles is safer working conditions and the men and women of LU 611 embrace MJE’s safety program and make it their own. They take ownership of the program and have concern not only for themselves, but also their coworkers’ health and wellbeing. The members of Local Union 611 can take great pride in knowing they have succeeded in raising the standard of excellence in completing work safely and professionally. With over 760,000 safe man-hours completed to date, we look forward to the Southwest Region maintaining their resolute commitment to safety as they strive toward the goal of one-million safe man-hours!