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Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (8 a.m. Jan. 26, 2017)— MiEnergy Cooperative’s Compliance and Training Coordinator Brad Pecinovsky, of Cresco, has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control to become a Certified Loss Control Professional. The certification program is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the National Utility Training and Safety Education Association. The program is designed to instruct participants in many areas related to electric utility industry safety.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly four million injuries occur annually in the workplace. One of the goals of a Certified Loss Control Professional is to help ensure a safe work environment for utility workers and the public in general.
Pecinovsky is one of only a few electric utility professionals in the country that will receive this certification this year. The program requires participants to complete a rigorous series of seminars and tests, a 30-hour OSHA course and a detailed final course project. Participants go through four, six-day sessions that are designed to challenge and educate them in new, innovative safety techniques. They also must also maintain their certification by attending courses every year to stay on top of changes in the industry.
Pecinovsky has been employed by MiEnergy for 15 years and lives in Cresco with his wife, Felicia, and two children, Paige and Parker.