Checks And Balances
We continue to implement and refine the management systems in our Generation business unit through the Managing Environment, Safety and Health (MESH) initiative. Several power plants now have electronic MESH manuals that link to corporate resources but also are customized to address plant-specific processes. These integrated tools are a sustainable platform for continuous improvement.
Internal audits of our safety and health management systems and compliance processes also are part of our zero harm efforts. Safety and health programs were audited at 15 locations during 2012. Although the audits verified that compliance programs are in place and functioning effectively overall, recurring audit comments in the Generation organization prompted the formation of a team to identify and create electronic templates for repetitive tasks such as inspections and preventive maintenance. These templates can be integrated into work routines at any location to prompt task completion and help manage through operational or personnel changes. Audit comments on Fuel Emissions & Logistics (FEL) locations also led that organization to implement a review of safety programs at all FEL facilities to enhance their compliance efforts.