Safety & Health
Working safely is a core value and top sustainability priority at AEP. Nothing is more important to us than the safety, health and well-being of our employees, contractors and the public. An employee culture survey in 2012 validated our belief that our safety culture is very strong. We are committed to what we call “zero harm.” While much of the work in our industry can be viewed as dangerous, we do not consider injury inevitable. And we invest significant resources and time to protect our workers from harm.
We have made considerable progress in reducing the number and severity of injuries to our employees. No employee lost his or her life while on the job in 2012, an achievement that last occurred in 2010. From 2006 through 2012, there were four employee fatalities.