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Walton EMC Recognized for Culture of Safety

For the 17th consecutive time, Walton EMC has earned safety accreditation from the Electric Cooperative Safety Accreditation Program of Georgia.

To earn accreditation, Walton EMC employees complete a rigorous inspection process. This includes a multi-day, on-site visit by inspectors who evaluated employees’ adherence to stringent safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The inspection process also includes evaluation of public rights-of-way and utility poles as well as overhead and underground wiring to ensure the safety of the general public.

Earning the award highlights the cooperative’s commitment to saving lives, time and money through safe work practices. The accreditation process takes place every three years.

“Our first priority is the safety of our employees, customer-owners and the general public,” said Loss Control Director Brad Adcock. “Going through the safety accreditation process assures we’re maintaining our focus on that goal.”