Cardinal Station reaches two safety milestones

CONTACT: Patrick Higgins

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, joint owner of Cardinal Generating Station, announced today that the Brilliant, Ohio-based facility recently surpassed two significant safety milestones.

In November, the 1,800-megawatt coal-fired power plant recorded more than 1.5 million hours without a lost-time injury, and simultaneously surpassed one million hours without a recordable, or days away, restricted, or transferred (DART) injury. 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 perform their typical duties within a calendar year. DART rates helps employers and senior management to identify workplace safety issues.

“The Cardinal plant continues to set the standard for safe work practices,” said Tom Alban, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Vice President of Power Generation. “Even as they work tirelessly around the clock, the Cardinal staff does so with safety and service in mind, so that we can keep the lights on and the power flowing for the more than one million members that we serve across Ohio and West Virginia. We’re proud of the Cardinal staff’s safety record, and service that they provide to our consumer-owners.”

The Cardinal Plant employs 318 people, and with more than $1 billion of emissions control systems, is considered one of the most environmentally friendly coal-fired power plants on the globe.