SAFETY FOCUS HELPS HOLD DOWN COST OF SERVICE – Your cooperative is among seven South Carolina electric co-ops recently honored for gaining their Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) certification in 2015.

Safety demonstration
Palmetto’s Gerald Malphrus teaches kids electrical safety. The co-op offers safety demos in schools and holds Safety Days each summer.

Your cooperative is among seven South Carolina electric co-ops recently honored for gaining their Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) certification in 2015.

Palmetto, Edisto, Newberry, Little River, Pee Dee, Santee and York electric co-ops were honored by Federated Rural Electric Insurance Corp. at a recent statewide co-op meeting. Federated CEO Phil Irwin recognized the S.C. cooperatives for their overall achievements in creating safe workplaces with a refund check of more than $172,000. The co-op’s focus on safety helps hold down the cost of service, saving members money while protecting members, employees and the general public.

Founded by co-ops for co-ops in 1957, Federated insures only electric cooperatives and helps co-ops reap the benefits of their excellent safety records. What’s more, the RESAP process itself is an example of Palmetto’s adherence to the Cooperative Principle of Cooperation Among Co-ops: South Carolina co-ops work together to assist one another during the certification process.

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