‘I WILL’: N.C. Lineworkers Pledge to Stay Safe
Electrical lineworkers have one of the most dangerous jobs around — among the top 10 most hazardous occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In order to counter that risk, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives have launched a new safety initiative, “Countdown to Stand Down: The Promise of I WILL.”
“Once all the tools, procedures, policies and training are in place, there is still one element that needs attention: The human element, or the individual,” said Farris Leonard, manager of job training & safety field services for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives.
At the heart of the initiative is a simple statement that carries profound meaning: “I will be accountable for myself and others.” Electric cooperative employees are challenged to consider and uphold eight safety promises focused on personal accountability.
“By saying ‘I WILL’ we are making a promise to ourselves, our coworkers and our families,” Leonard said.