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Premier Electrical Safety Conference

Premier Electrical Safety Conference

Premier Electrical held its biannual Safety Conference at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake. The weather was great and the camaraderie was excellent. The conference started Friday afternoon with a briefing of the weekend agenda, plus discussions by Eric Jahnke, Colin Olson, and Dan Wiemann.

The evening included appetizers, drinks, and dinner.

Saturday morning involved breakfast and either golf or fishing. Both events involved contests of skill or maybe just hope and luck. The fishing contest happened on Madden‘s pontoon boats, Mike Sines pontoon, Tony Baker’s boat and Don Kehne’s boat. Thanks to Mike, Tony, and Don for bringing their boats up to maddens. The largest fish was caught by Brian Kapinos and Don Kehne was a “questionable” second. In the golf event, the longest drive winners were Dusty Bombard and Nate Smith. The closest to pin winners were Kevin Farmer and Mike Buhr. The longest putt on the ninth whole was by Chris Hallett. The longest putt was won on the 18th hole by Tom Gurmundson. This occurred right in front of the grandstand so when Steve Pullar thought it was the closest to the pin contest, he tried to move the marker, he received a very loud objection from the crowd. A fun moment for all, well maybe not for Steve.

There was a 1st place tie in the team golf event. Both teams shot 65. Wayne Eskildsen, John VanEizenga, and Eric Jahnke were on one team and Dan Halbersma, Trevor Morehead, Jeff Bohl, and Justin Bachman were the other team.

2nd place went to Nate Smith, Dusty Bombard, Chuck Ward, and Chris Hallett.

Saturday evening included appetizers, drinks, dinner, and awards for fishing and golf, plus a lottery drawing for prizes. The evening also included review of our safety performance to date for 2018.

Our EMR is 0.78 for 2018 which is well below the 1.0 industry standard for accident/injury rate. As of the end of September, we have had 110 consecutive days without injury. We have had only one recordable injury in 2018. Please keep up the great accident prevention record. We want everyone to work safely by being alert and reporting safety issues on the jobsite. Our safety policies and practices are working, so keep being safe!

Again, a great time was had by all at Madden’s and hope to see you all in 2020 at the next Safety Conference.