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Safety & Wellness

Electric Safety

Many of Georgia Power's employees routinely work near energized wires, intense heat, nuclear fuel, heavy equipment, moving vehicles and pressurized pipes—conditions that require exceptional safety attitudes and measures.

Target Zero Program

Target Zero is a Georgia Power program aimed at instilling individual responsibility for safety. Our policy is "Target Zero: Every day, every job, safely." We set goals to diminish—and ultimately eliminate—accidents.

Safety briefings are the first order of business at the beginning of each shift. No matter the job function or the level of risk a job carries, each Georgia Power employee is reminded often that working safely is a requirement.

  • Before each job, we identify hazards and determine how to avoid them. We go over safety details with all employees who will perform the work.
  • While working, we watch out for each other and take action if we see unsafe conditions.
  • Reporting safety concerns is rewarded and protected to remove any hesitation from employees doing so.

Though it is vitally important to provide electricity to our customers, there is no occupation worth risking the safety of an individual employee. Through our Target Zero program, we make sure each employee stays safe.

A Commitment to Health and Wellness

Georgia Power is committed to helping its employees achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

SouthernLifeStyle, our exemplary employee health and wellness program, provides benefit eligible employees and their families a comprehensive health program that includes employee wellness campaigns, workshops, online resources and incentive programs.

Georgia Power's longstanding dedication to the health and wellness of its employees has been recognized twice by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), first in 2010 and most recently in 2012. On both occasions, Georgia Power received NBGH's "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" award for innovation and commitment to providing improvement programs designed to encourage healthier lifestyles for employees and their families.

Georgia Power also was named Atlanta's Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Taking the No. 1 spot in the large company category – organizations with 500 or more employees – Georgia Power's workplace health and wellness efforts were measured by a survey issued by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and its partner, Healthiest Employers, a data research company that collects, measures and compares corporate wellness data worldwide.

Not just concerned with the health and wellness of employees, Georgia Power's workforce is actively involved with local health and human service programs that support the well-being of its customers and their communities.

What You Can Do

Help us work to reduce electrical hazards and accidents by taking steps to use electricity safely.
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