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Central Texas Electric Cooperative is proud to announce a remarkable achievement in workplace safety: the completion of 1 million man-hours without a lost time accident. This significant milestone underscores CTEC's unwavering commitment to safety, even in the face of extreme weather conditions and the challenges posed by operating in Central Texas.


This outstanding accomplishment is especially noteworthy considering the hurdles the cooperative has overcome in order to reach this milestone, including two severe winter storms, Uri and Mara, as well as countless thunderstorms and record-setting heatwaves.  These adverse conditions tested CTEC's employees who continued to provide essential services to the community, all while prioritizing safety.


"We are thrilled to reach this significant milestone of 1 million man-hours without a lost time accident," said Tachi Hinojosa, CEO at CTEC. "Our employees are the backbone of our organization, and their dedication to safety is truly commendable. This achievement reflects our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and our dedication to the well-being of our team members."


Safety is ingrained in the CTEC culture, with stringent safety protocols and regular training programs ensuring that every employee is well-prepared for their duties, no matter the circumstances. The organization's safety record reflects this unwavering commitment to protect its workforce while providing the essential services upon which the community relies.


CTEC hosted celebrations of this exceptional achievement for their employees to recognize the success that is made possible through the collective effort of the entire organization, from lineworkers and technicians to office staff and management. Together, they have proven that safety remains the top priority in all conditions.