Contractor Safety is a Priority at AEP

Dec 22, 2011 8:00 AM ET

Contractor Safety

When contractors work for AEP, they are expected to follow the same safety rules and procedures as employees. To help them adapt to AEP's safety culture, contractors receive training and have a recordable injury goal each year that is tied to incentive compensation for AEP's executives. Some contractors say that AEP's safety culture has helped make them safer.

To read more about our approach to contractor safety, including an interview with Wendell Bell, CEO and vice chairman of Enerfab, visit our sustainability website.


AEP - American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).