Cardinal Power Plant reaches historic milestone


CONTACT: Patrick Higgins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cardinal Operating Company, managing agent of the of Cardinal Power Plant, announced today that the Brilliant, Ohio-based facility recently surpassed an unprecedented organizational safety milestone. Last month, the 1,800 megawatt coal-fired power plant achieved more than 1,200,000 hours without a “days away,” restricted, or transferred (DART) injury, in the recorded period of April 2016 to April 2018. DART is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) metric that shows how workplace injuries and illnesses cause affected employees to remain away from work; restrict their work activities; or cause them to transfer to another job because of an inability to perform their typical duties within a calendar year. DART rates help employers to identify workplace safety issues.

“We’re extraordinarily proud of our record,” said Mike Delcotto, Cardinal Operating Company safety and health supervisor. “Even as we generate power for our more than one million electric cooperative member-owners across Ohio, the safety of the Cardinal staff is at the forefront of everything we do. Safety and service go hand-in-hand at the Cardinal Power Plant.”

The Cardinal Plant employs 318, and, with $1.5 billion of emissions control systems, is considered one of the most environmentally friendly coal-fired power plants on the globe.