Individual performance affects the performance of the entire team. Mentoring and coaching skills are a must for supervisors and front line employees alike. Building a sustainable safety culture takes management commitment, employee involvement, and comprehensive training. It takes time and effort. It means setting high standards, living them, and leading by example.
Have the courage to challenge workers when their performance is not in line with company core values. Success is on the other side of fear.
If we don't pursue excellence, we will never achieve it.
What does safety excellence look like to you?
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Check out the short video below!
Safety is important and should be a top consideration from the beginning design stages of a project. We have proven on our own projects that we can make safety our top priority and still bring our projects in ahead of schedule and ultimately produce substantial cost savings for our customers. The YouTube video that I am going to share with you was brought to my attention by our Safety Director, Sheila Bert. Thank you Sheila for making it your life's work to make Bunney's Inc. a safe place to work!
I took this photo of Navajo Generating Station on my way to Lake Powell this weekend. Upon my return to the valley and much hotter weather I came across an article about the plant. Besides SRP, the plant’s owners include the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Nevada Energy, Tucson Electric Power, Arizona Public Service and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. They have recently announced that they plan to reduce emissions. One unit will shut down permanently while the remaining two will be upgraded.
If you've ever been to Page, AZ, you know that the town isn't that big by comparison. Kudos to all of the owners and the Navajo Nation for coming up with a resolution that keeps the plant operating and the economy stimulated. If you need any help, Bunney's Inc. is happy to assist!
Bunney's Inc. has participated in building Solar Plants in Arizona. The information below probably comes as no surprise to the people of our great state. Everywhere you look you see some form of solar power being used. Solar plants, residential roof top units, parking garage roof tops at our schools and even landscape lighting.
Arizona got the best grade of 12 states advocating solar, pulling in the top spot in a review of the nation’s solar policies.
The report, “Lighting the Way: What we can learn from America’s top 12 solar states,” was an examination of what was behind the states that are installing the most solar power.
Data pulled from the Solar Energy Industries Association show Arizona ranks first in terms of the total amount of solar power per capita and installed solar per capita in 2012. That means the state has 167 watts of solar power for every person in the state overall, and installed 108 watts per person last year.
How do you feel about paying a fee to use solar generated from your investment?
Lastly, what are some of the things you have powered up using solar energy?
As the temperatures soar here in Arizona, we find ourselves looking for ways to cool off. Possibly a lake trip, floating down the river or in the backyard pool are a few things that come to mind. We all should learn to love the skin we are in and protect it with sunblock! At work or play, apply ALL day!
I found this interesting article, What's Your UV:IQ with a short Quiz. What's your IQ?
The photo shows angular clouds arising from the cooling towers (not visible) of a power station was snapped near dusk from Meerbusch, Germany, approximately 19 miles (30 km) to the north of the towers in Grevenbroich. Water that’s been heated in the power production process, here the power source is coal, is typically moved to a facility where it can be cooled and later reused. The water is cooled by a forced airstream, a small portion of which mixes with the airstream itself as it’s forced out of cooling towers or stacks. During cool, damp conditions, cumulus clouds can sometimes be observed above the stacks. On this morning, the rising clouds abruptly change direction several hundred meters above the stacks. An inversion layer caps their vertical growth, but light westerly winds force the clouds to take on a nearly 90 degree angle. Photo taken on November 29, 2009.
During my tenure as a Supplier Diversity Coordinator at Arizona Public Service I had the pleasure of working with Andi Maxwell, President of Bunney's Inc. As a general engineering and construction firm, Bunney's Inc. is an integral strategic partner serving APS and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. In 2012, they were one of five Diverse business honored at the APS Diverse Supplier Excellence Awards. Bunney's was recognized as a Value-Added Partner. They consistently provide innovative strategies and cost effective solutions that help Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station carry out safer and more efficient refueling and maintenance outages through their work on the plant’s cooling towers. It is my pleasure to recommend Andi and the Bunney's team for all of your general construction needs.
July 12, 2013
We're almost there! Our safety department is diligently working towards finalizing our application for Arizona Division of Occupational Safety & Health's (ADOSH) SHARP Program. SHARP is the accronym for SAFETY AND HEALTH ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM. We have such a strong safety culture that we embrace this opportunity to make Bunney's Inc. a safer place to work for our team as well as continuing to be the supplier of choice for our customers. GO BUNNEY'S!!! If you would like more information on where we are headed check out the SHARP information on ADOSH's website.
Bunney's Inc. is a leader in providing the highest quality service and maintenance to Arizona's Energy Industry. We have been servicing our nation's largest nuclear facility, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, since 1990. Our projects are consistently completed safely, on time and in many instances under budget. Our primary focus has been the rehabilitation of the nine Marley Class 700 Cooling Towers, however, our wide range of services are displayed on the Bunney Services section of our website. For more information regarding Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS) see the link below for Pinnacle West.
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