We’re Number One!
OGE Energy Corp. was ranked the safest company among the Southeast Electric Exchange’s member companies for 2018.
Members, Customers and Communities
“Live safely” is a core value and belief for our company, and we’re committed to achieving an incident-and-injury free workplace for our members – as well as a safe environment for our customers and communities. Our employees recorded our best safety year ever in 2018, leading the Southeast Electric Exchange and shattering our own safety records, set the previous two years.
Working incident and injury free has become an integral part of the daily culture at OGE. Whether we’re performing our normal day-to-day assignments, conducting storm restoration efforts here at home or assisting in recovery efforts, such as during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico or Florence in North Carolina, safety is always top of mind. OGE’s commitment to safety is expressed through its mission, values, beliefs and safety principals which guide our decisions and actions.
SAFETY IS A VALUE.
ALL INCIDENTS AND INJURIES ARE PREVENTABLE.
WORKING SAFELY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
MANAGEMENT WILL BE A SAFETY ROLE MODEL.
OGE WILL PARTNER WITH MEMBERS TO EXCEL IN SAFETY PERFORMANCE.
ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO PROMPTLY STOP AND REPORT UNSAFE ACTS AND CONDITIONS THAT THEY OBSERVE.
LIVING SAFELY REQUIRES A PERSONAL DECISION AND COMMITMENT TO BE CONSTANTLY ENGAGED.
Health and Safety Policy
It’s OGE’s policy for the Company and its members to accept responsibility for operating its facilities and providing service to its customers in a safe manner. To this end the Company will:
- Comply fully with health and safety laws and regulations.
- Provide a safe and healthy workplace for its members, contractors, and visitors.
- Proactively reduce safety and health risks for its members, contractors, and visitors.
- Promote members’ health and wellness.
- Continuously improve systems and processes that provide safeguards for the community and the workplace.
- Educate the public about the safe handling of Company products.
- Each member of the Company has a vital role to play in the execution of the Health and Safety system.
In addition, OGE has adopted Health and Safety Standards (H&S Standards) in order to establish the minimum requirements for functional area performance as it relates to health and safety management. H&S Standards are intended to further define the requirements of the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and set forth the Company’s expectations in meeting its obligation to shareholders, members, customers, and the general public.
While it is our expectation that members follow all company policies, standard operating procedures and safety standard operating procedures, the Life-Saving Rules listed below focus on high-risk work activities that carry the greatest threat of serious injury or death.The Life-Saving Rules support OGE’s commitment to an incident-and injury-free culture and are the result of a collaborative effort among our members and leadership.
Follow the company driving policy and procedures regarding electronic communication devices while driving.
Follow procedures for approach distance to energized conductors and equipment.
Follow procedures for grounding of lines and equipment.
Follow procedures for permitting, clearances, and lockout/tag out.
Follow procedures for wearing fall protection.
Follow confined/enclosed space procedures.
Follow trenching and shoring procedures.
Follow procedures for utilizing safety guards and mechanisms on tools, equipment, and machinery without bypassing, disarming, or otherwise tampering with safety guards, mechanisms, devices, and/or equipment.
Developed for a wide-ranging number of topics, H&S Standards outline the broad obligations of functional area performance required to meet the Company’s compliance expectations while allowing individual functional area the flexibility to develop lower level methods, procedures, practices and guidelines. Some of the topics include, but are not limited to, Emergency Action Plans, Incident Analysis Reporting, Fall Prevention and Protection and Chemical Management/Hazard Communication.
OSHA Incident Rate 2007 – 2018
We’re #1 – In 2018, OG&E had the lowest injury incident rate in the Southeast Electric Exchange.
When performing work for OG&E, contractors and subcontractors must follow their own process/procedures that meet or exceed OG&E requirements, as documented in the Contractor Reference Guide, provided to all contractors prior to their performing work for OGE.
Everyone – member and contractor – has the right and responsibility to stop or place a hold on an operation immediately, if concerned about health or safety hazards. This right comes with the understanding that such action will not result in repercussions.