MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Dec. 21, 2009 -- Pike Electric Corporation a national energy solutions provider, was awarded the “Silver Safety Award” by Liberty Mutual Group on December 17, 2009. Jimmy R. Hicks, the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Substation Construction, received the award on behalf of the Engineering and Substation team and stated, “All the credit goes to the employees.”
The requirements for Liberty's Safety Award are based on the DART rates as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Companies who apply for the award must have completed greater than 200,000 work hours with a DART rate that is 60% better than their industry average. Between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008, Pike's Engineering and Substation Team completed 1,091,266 work hours with a OSHA DART rate that was 68% better than the industry.
Ken Flechler, Pike's Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, said, “This excellent achievement says a lot about the premium we put on safety and our commitment on maintaining safety on our jobsites. We continue to spread our message about safety in an increasingly engaging manner and look forward to even greater reduction in our work place injuries.”