Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, especially for lineworkers. In fact, USA Today lists line repairers and installers among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. That’s why at JOEMC, safety is our number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time we have created a culture of putting our crews’ safety and that of the community above all else.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to you, our consumer-members. Yes, we strive to deliver affordable and reliable electricity to you, but equally important, we want our employees to return home safely to their loved ones. This requires ongoing focus, dedication, vigilance – and your help!
Distractions can be deadly. While we appreciate your kindness and interest in the work of our crews, we ask that you stay back and let them focus on their task at hand. Even routine work has the potential to be dangerous and it takes their full attention and that of their colleagues who are also responsible for the team’s safety. Distractions can have deadly consequences. If a lineworker is on or near your property during a power outage, for vegetation management or for routine maintenance, please allow them ample room to work. These small accommodations help protect our crews—and you.
If you have a dog, try to keep it indoors while lineworkers are on or near your property. While most dogs are friendly, some are defensive of their territory and can’t distinguish between a burglar and a utility worker. Our crews work best without a pet “supervising” the job.
We recognize that for your family’s safety you want to make sure only authorized workers are on or near your property. All JOEMC employees carry photo identification badges and will present them upon request. Our outside crews wear uniforms
(light blue shirts and dark blue pants) and other personnel wears polo shirts with our logo. All employees drive company trucks or vehicles that are clearly marked with our name.