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By ‘Standing Around Watching,’ Jon Powers Kept Someone Safe

Sometimes customers let us know about employees “standing around watching” on a job site. And they’re absolutely right. They are watching. But it’s not what you think. For certain jobs our employees assume the role of Qualified Observer. It’s an important safeguard our company puts into place to help ensure our employees are working safely each and …

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Small Wire, Big Danger: Jeremy Barth Stops a ‘Big Boom’

Capacitors are one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment our line workers touch. Capacitors store energy; they build up a charge and must be discharged before any work is done on them. In early December, Line Mechanic-C Jeremy Barth was up in a bucket finishing the installation of a group of capacitors in Southwest …

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One Focus on Customer Satisfaction, Two Times the Recognition

It’s heard in meeting rooms at the AEP Ohio headquarters in Gahanna. It’s written in presentations to colleagues and communities. It’s seen right there on our website, AEPOhio.com. We’re committed to delivering unmatched service. We know what it takes to make that commitment to our customers, and it’s something our employees do every day. With …

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Sean Dugan Didn’t See Evidence of a Pole Fire. But He Kept Looking.

On the night of Sept. 10, Columbus Line Crew Supervisor Sean Dugan responded to a report of a pole fire in Southeast Columbus. Any burning equipment would have been immediately visible in the darkness but, when Dugan arrived at the intersection, nothing was glowing. He took out his flashlight and began diligently inspecting the area …

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Anne Vascik is a Safety Champion. Why? She Picked Up the Phone

At AEP Ohio we strongly believe in “being your brother’s keeper” and looking out for each other’s safety. Dispatcher Anne Vascik remembered this mantra and put it into practice – in a very simple but important way. That’s why her peers across the company have selected her as the AEP Ohio Safety Champion for the …

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