Commitment to Safety


VPP Star Worksite

Tenaska has overseen the development of 18 power plants, with a goal of providing safe, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity when our customers need it most – a commitment that continues with the Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station project.

Our people oversee safe operations at nine power plants in five states, directly operating seven of the facilities. Two Tenaska facilities have had zero work-related incidents resulting in days away from work since the start of commercial operation.

Safety is a top priority for Tenaska, for our employees, contractors, neighbors and customers. Modern combined-cycle power plants such as the one planned for Westmoreland County are extremely safe and are manned 24 hours a day. Our experienced and dedicated workforce has been recognized numerous times for safety achievements. These accolades are achieved through safe engineering design, constant vigilance, ongoing training and continual enhancement of internal safety programs. Tenaska plant employees undergo annual safety training ranging from basic hazard awareness to emergency drill simulations with local response agencies that further bolster the company’s safety culture.


Recognitions for safe operations across our U.S. fleet include:

  • 21 National Safety Council awards for 2015, including 1 award for achieving 1 million hours without a lost-time incident and 3 awards for achieving 10 years without a lost-time incident.
  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite. Tenaska Virginia Generation Station earned the nation’s highest safety designation. VPP is a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cooperative program administered by state agencies.