Common Wealth Edison Co. (ComEd), a division of Chicago-based Exelon Corp., has been named one of EHS Today magazine's safest companies in America for 2015.
Criteria for the recognition included safety leadership with support from management and employee engagement; creative solutions to safety issues; lower-than-average injury and illness rates; safety training programs; and external and internal safety communications.
"Safety is a core value at ComEd,” Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd said. “We have partnered with our front-line employees to put programs and processes in place to help ensure that our employees have better and safer working environments, while also empowering them to make on-the-job decisions that promote safety."
ComEd's safety performance has steadily improved over the past three years as new protocols and programs have been put in place for employees. Earlier this year, the company established "One Line You Should Never Cross," an advertising campaign to bring awareness to overhead wire safety.
“We work in an environment where constant attention to detail is needed to make sure all of our employees go home safely,” Terence R. Donnelly, EVP and COO for ComEd, said.
Commonwealth Edison Co. is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. ComEd, an energy delivery company, provides service to approximately 70 percent of the state's population, managing more than 90,000 miles of power lines.