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Long earns national safety certification


Jackson Energy Safety & Loss Control Coordinator Brandon Long has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control. He has earned his Certified Loss Control Professional credential.


The Loss Control Internship is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the National Utility Training & 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 (OSHA), nearly 4 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.

Long is one of only a few electricity 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.

Loss Control participants complete four, six-day sessions and must also maintain their certificate by attending courses every year. Long has been with Jackson Energy for 12 years. Jackson Energy Chief Operations Officer Derrick Dean and President & CEO Carol Wright presented the certificate to Long.