WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2024) – The Hannibal Board of Public Works has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2023. The utility earned a Diamond level designation in the category for utilities with 60,000-109,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.


More than 160 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards for 2023. Entrants were placed in categories according to their number of worker-hours and ranked based on the most incident-free records and overall state of their safety programs and culture during 2023. The incidence rate is based on the number of work-related reportable injuries or illnesses and the number of worker-hours during 2023, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


“The Hannibal Board of Public Works is proud of its safety record,” said Darrin Gordon, General Manager of the Hannibal Board of Public Works. “This award is a testament to the hard work that goes into ensuring that our team members go home safe to their families every day.”


“In our industry, safety has to be top of mind all day every day,” said Scott McKenzie, Chair of APPA’s Safety Committee. “These honored utilities have demonstrated a commitment to safety that runs through every aspect of their organizations.”


The Safety Awards have been held annually for more than 65 years. The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide.


From left to right: Courtney Harris, Administrative Support Specialist, Jared Stewart, Electric Line Superintendent, and Scott McKenzie, Chair of the Engineering and Operations Conference safety track and Senior Director of Member Training and Safety at American Municipal Power, Inc.