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Safety Champion Kris Silas Can’t Stop Spotting Danger

An AEP safety motto is if you see something, say something. Columbus Technician Kris Silas sees more dangers than most … and, importantly, he also does something. “I had a previous supervisor who said that if you don’t have time to take care of a bad situation right away, then when will you?” Silas says. …

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Delaware Service Center Chips In For Its Schools

Employees at the Delaware Service Center had been talking about helping their community but were undecided on what to do. One of the lineman’s wife is a teacher and she brought up a glaring need in area schools: not enough supplies and a list of required items that many families struggled to afford. Line Mechanic-C …

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Coshocton Technician Honored for 45 Injury-Free Years

Don Brouse, a technician in Coshocton, has been named AEP Ohio Safety Champion for the month of June. Brouse is planning to retire in April 2020 and is being recognized by his peers for 45 years of injury-free service. What are some common safety hazards a technician faces? Ninety percent of it is driving. Then …

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Behind the Scenes: AEP Ohio’s Smallest Service Center

Six lineworkers. More than a decade without injury. To say they’re a close-knit team would be an understatement – they’re like brothers. They’re a drama-free group that’s focused on getting the job done, taking care of their community and watching out for one another to make sure they each go home safe every night. The …

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5 Questions with 50-Year Lineworker Mike Wise

Lineworker Mike Wise is celebrating 50 years with AEP – all at the Van Wert Service Center. We talked to him about why he loves AEP Ohio and what drives his dedication. What brought you to AEP? I started at the Van Wert service building right out of high school. I was 18. I worked …

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VIDEOS: A Day in the Life of a Lineworker

What does it take to be an AEP Ohio lineworker? Well, a strong cup of coffee and a fierce commitment to safety are musts. To celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day, we’re following experienced lineworker Steve Baehr as he spends the day keeping the lights on for our customers. (Part 1 of 5)   Regulators. Crossarms. Bypass …

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