Allentown, PA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 30, 2007 – The American Gas Association has honored PPL Gas Utilities for excellence in accident prevention and workplace safety. PPL Gas Utilities is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation and provides natural gas delivery service to 76,000 homes and businesses in 34 Pennsylvania counties and a small portion of Maryland.
“At PPL Gas Utilities, the safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority,” said Robert Geneczko, president of PPL Gas Utilities. “Reducing accidents and properly maintaining our pipeline system helps ensure we are offering safe and reliable natural gas service that is the best energy value for our customers.”
PPL Gas Utilities has substantially improved its workplace safety record since the year 2000, reducing employee injuries by 66 per cent. The utility earned the Accident Prevention Certificate for achieving a total Occupational Safety and Health Administration rate of injuries and illnesses below the industry average for a natural gas utility its size.
PPL Gas Utilities’ certificate was one of 11 presented to AGA member natural gas distribution companies with less than 100,000 customers for their safety records during 2006.