Rolling Hills demonstrates electrical safety


BELOIT – Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. held their 16th annual meeting recently at its corporate headquarters, 3075B US Hwy 24, Beloit.

May is electrical safety month and so demonstrations were incorporated into the meeting. Rolling Hills also wanted to stress to their members that safety is a high priority to their employees, members and the community. 

One hundred twenty-one members and approximately 87 guests were served a delicious dinner catered by Gene’s Heartland Food, Smith Center. Each member received a special gift. Several prizes were won by members throughout the meeting.

President of the Board, Bob Fredrickson, Ellsworth, called the meeting to order and introduced the board members.

Manager Jackson reviewed the Cooperative’s financials and reported on the savings realized through a centralized facility. The employees were requested to come before the membership to introduce themselves.

Following Manager Jackson’s report, members and guests were asked to direct their attention to the opposite end of the building where Larry Detwiler, Director of Loss Control, Safety and Compliance with Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. spoke about required Personal Protective Equipment, also known as PPE and Fire Retardant (FR) outerwear, shirts and jeans. 

Marc Martin, Operations Manager, Todd Eitzmann and Tyler Roesti, both journeymen linemen, provided a high voltage safety program. Several props were used to relate how the smallest things, such as a kite string entangled in the power line, can lead to a severe injury or worse on the other end.


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