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John Kell Saw a Hazard. He Didn’t Wait for Someone Else to Fix It.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. It can take time and a little extra effort. But that’s exactly what John Kell did. And it’s why he has been nominated by his peers as the AEP Ohio Safety Champion for the month of September. Kell, a line crew supervisor in Grandview, took action after visiting …

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A Day in the Life of a Forester

  Fallen trees and branches are one of the most common causes of power outages. That’s why keeping our lines and equipment free of trees is one of our top priorities. With a job that keeps her moving and is always changing, we recently caught up with Sarah Powell, an AEP Ohio forester, to talk …

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Findlay Line Team Celebrates Over Eight Years Without Injury

As AEP employees continue to strive for Zero Harm, the Findlay line department can be being used as an example that a 100% safety record is achievable. That’s because the team recently hit an impressive safety milestone: 3,100 days without injury. “Eight and half years of no pain or suffering – it’s an amazing achievement,” …

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AEP Ohio Hangs Quilts? Yep, We Do.

Did you know the concept of barn quilts was born in Ohio? Did you know that there’s a dedicated quilt trail that runs across our state? You may not … but you could probably guess that if we were asked to lend a hand hanging them then we probably would say yes. Last month line …

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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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