This May, plug into safety

Posted on Apr 21 2017 in Southern Indiana Power


This month, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month. We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used.

Our responsibility to you

Southern Indiana Power’s concern for safety extends beyond our employees. We care deeply about the safety of our members, and this month, we encourage you to plug into safety.

According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents and electrocution in their own homes.

To promote safety education in our local communities, we host safety demonstrations in local schools and at community events. We frequently provide electrical safety content here in Electric Consumer, and we encourage those in the public to contact us if they see a downed power line or any other type of dangerous electrical situation.

We strive to provide our communities with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and to serve as your trusted energy advisor now and well into the future.

Our responsibility to employees

It is no accident that safety is a top priority at Southern Indiana Power. We are committed to a culture of safety that is integral to our daily operations. In fact, Southern Indiana Power is part of the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) that follows specific guidelines and protocols for electrical safety that are considered industry-leading practices. Our lineworkers are required to wear personal protective equipment at all times when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that limits potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated and rubber gloves are worn in tandem to protect from electrical shock. Our safety team regularly discusses important safety issues pertaining to work out in the field as well as within the building.

As the CEO of Southern Indiana Power, I believe it is my duty and responsibility to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. Take a moment to plug into safety. Please visit for tips about how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

STEVE SEIBERT is president/CEO of Southern Indiana Power.