The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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October 2, 2013

Iowa American Water celebrates safety milestone

CLINTON — Iowa American Water’s Clinton District celebrated a significant workplace safety milestone last week.

Gerry Freudenberg, operations superintendent, said employees in Iowa American Water’s Clinton District have worked three years, or 1,095 days, without experiencing any Occupational Safety & Health Administration or OSHA recordable incidents.

“This is a true testament to the team we have in Clinton. They are not only committed to providing reliable, high-quality water service to our customers in the Clinton community but also to following all safety regulations and procedures to keep themselves, their co-workers and our community safe,” said Freudenberg.

The Clinton District conducts safety training for trenching and shoring, respiratory protection and confined spaces, machine guarding, personal protective equipment, lockout tag out, first aid, CPR, hazard communication, work zone safety, slips, trips and falls and other related topics. Training includes both classroom and hands-on training. Clinton District employees also participate in facility and job site audits at every job site to ensure compliance with established workplace safety practices.

The Clinton District has more than 10,000 customers and serves a population of about 30,000 people.

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