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Ferguson Earns National Certification

Ferguson Earns National Certification

Scott Ferguson, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative training and safety supervisor, was recently named as a Certified Loss Control Professional by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association—the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives.

As part of the National Utility Training and Safety Education Association, the CLCP certification program gives professionals the preparation and skills needed to successfully manage challenging safety and loss control issues. In order to obtain the certification, candidates must complete four, weeklong loss control seminars; a 30-hour OSHA course; and complete an individual comprehensive project.

Through carefully constructed coursework, candidates learn about regulations affecting electric power generation, transmission and distribution as well as best practices to ensure safety. Candidates also learn practical communication techniques for teaching others how to manage hazards.

“By having professionals, like Scott, on staff, we’re better able to manage workplace safety and ensure the safekeeping of the Co-op’s resources,” said David Babcock, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative chief operations officer.

Babcock also explained that through the coursework, Ferguson has extensive training on environmental issues, disaster recovery, emergency procedures and even workplace violence.

“With Scott’s leadership, we’ll be better prepared to take preventive measures and corrective action on industry specific issues,” Babcock said. “We congratulate him on joining the ranks of loss control professionals throughout our industry.”