Flint Creek Power Plant receives safety award
Employees honored for 3 million man hours of safe work
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Westside Eagle Observer/RANDY MOLL Ralph Hudson, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, presents a plaque to Carl Handley, plant manager of the Flint Creek Power Plant, on Feb. 21, 2018, in Gentry, for the plant's achievement of 3 million work hours without a lost-day work-related accident or illness while Dianna Tomlinson, the plant's industrial hygiene coordinator, and Pat Hart, director of the Health and Safety Division of the State of Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission look on. The last day of lost work due to a work-related accident or illness at the power plant was in 1996.
GENTRY -- Three million work hours without a work-related accident or illness causing a lost day on the job is quite an accomplishment, and no employees at the Flint Creek Power Plant in Gentry have missed a day of work as a result of such an accident or illness for more than 20 years -- since 1996. As a result, the plant and the plant's employees were honored on Feb. 21 with a special award and with a special steak dinner.