JMEC Becomes Recertified
JMEC has currently been RESAP recertified for three years, which means we’ve been RESAP certified for a total of six years. There are 15 co-ops in New Mexico that are in the New Mexico Safety Program and there are six co-ops that have completed the RESAP program, there are three to four more in the process of completing the process. Congratulations on a job well done!
Key Activities of RESAP
- Performance Measures of Key OSHA Data submitted to NRECA.
- Safety Improvement Plan prepared by cooperative and status submitted to NRECA.
Every three years:
- CEO Leadership Commitment submitted to NRECA.
- Safety Application document submitted to NRECA.
- Verification Documents compiled for review by Onsite Observation Team.
- Onsite Observation conducted by MREA and 2 Observers; observation document submitted to NRECA by Team.
The Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP), is a service of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and strives to promote the highest standards of safety among electric cooperatives. JMEC fully supports the RESAP program and works with electric cooperative members in their safety achievement.
The premise for this program is based on two fundamental guiding principles that are essential to achieving safety excellence:
- Safety must be embraced as a core value where the actions and decisions of the cooperative reflect a fundamental and unwavering commitment to safety at all levels of the cooperative. This is achieved through a strong safety leadership culture. Cooperative leaders accept responsibility for a culture that ultimately drives safety performance.
Cooperative leaders and employees take ownership of the systems and processes that create a safe working environment. Safety systems are a shared responsibility and should focus on enhancing safe behaviors and reducing unsafe acts and risks to injury.