Cardinal Power Plant reaches historic safety milestone

CONTACT: Patrick Higgins

BRILLIANT, Ohio — Cardinal Operating Company, managing agent of the of Cardinal Power Plant, announced today that the Brilliant, Ohio-based facility recently surpassed two unprecedented organizational safety milestones.

In August, the 1,800 megawatt coal-fired power plant achieved more than 1,500,000 hours without a “days away,” restricted, or transferred (DART) injury in the recorded period of April 2016 to August 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.

The plant also reached 2 million hours since its last “lost time” injury, which had never been achieved in the plant’s 50-year history.

“Safety is our top priority, and our record is world-class,” said Coty Lee, Cardinal Operating Company safety and health supervisor. “Hard work and our evolving safety culture made the achievement possible. We work in a dangerous environment, and we want all Cardinal staff members to return home without incident every night. We’re all charged with being our brother’s keeper. Safety is everyone’s responsibility—nothing trumps safety.”

The Cardinal Plant employs 318, and, with $1.2 billion of emissions control systems, is considered one of the most environmentally friendly coal-fired power plants on the globe.