The Good Catch Program is a Safety recognition program to reinforce our commitment to “Zero is Achievable”.

On all projects, a robust process for reporting and learning from good catch events and stop-work actions should already exist. The Good Catch program is intended to encourage and reinforce these critical safety activities, by formal recognition and reward.

Good Catch: An incident in which personal injury or property damage was avoided by hazard recognition and avoidance by Koontz Electric employee.

Stop Work: A situation in which a Koontz Electric employee observes an unsafe condition or act that could affect the safety of personnel and/or property and takes immediate action to stop work, place it in a safe state, and report the event to the supervisor.

Reporting good catches and stopping unsafe work actions play a critical role in preventing incidents and helping us learn from mistakes. When we proactively focus on small events and near-misses, we gain the opportunity to correct our processes, raise awareness, and avoid unsafe behavior.

“Zero is Achievable”.

April Good Catch Award

April Good Catch Award

The April Good Catch winner goes to Brien May, Taylor May, Billy Jackson, and James Gammill. While in the process of shutting down for the day, the group conducted a walkaround of their work area and discovered a potential fire hazard. The crew immediately mitigated...

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March Good Catch Award

March Good Catch Award

The March Good Catch winner goes to Justin West’s substation maintenance/construction crew. While walking out points and checking tags for clearance. The crew noticed that a 230KV switch was tagged for 600 volts and below. The crew stopped, worked, and waited for the...

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February Good Catch Award

February Good Catch Award

The February Good Catch winner goes to Justin West’s substation maintenance/construction crew. While conducting a job site walkdown and clearance zone inspection, the crew noticed swollen aluminum compression jumper pads. By identifying these hazards, the crew helped...

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January Good Catch Award

January Good Catch Award

The January Good Catch winner goes to Marcus Canady’s substation maintenance/construction crew. While uncovering the underground wireway to install new control cables, the crew discovered several operational control cables/wires that were damaged and intermixed with...

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December Good Catch Award

December Good Catch Award

The December Good Catch Winner goes to the Koontz Substation Construction Crew led by Sammy Clemons. While inspecting new materials that had recently shipped to the site, the crew observed tears in the wire jacket of the new cable still on the spool with exposed...

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November Good Catch Award

November Good Catch Award

The November Good Catch Winner goes to the Koontz Substation Maintenance Crew led by Philip Biggers. While inspecting the bus system, the crew found 2 welds that had failed and completely broke out. The crew fixed the broken welds and inspected the remainder of the...

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October Good Catch Award

October Good Catch Award

The October Good Catch Winner goes to the Koontz Testing Services Crew led by Kevin Hare. The crew was preparing to begin work on an advanced electrical transportation system and was told by the owner/customer the system had been locked-out, tagged, and de-energized....

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September Good Catch Award

September Good Catch Award

The September Good Catch Winner goes to Zach Andrews's crew working in Oklahoma. On September 11th the crews received a clearance to begin work. After completing Koontz required safety and verification checks, it was discovered the feeders they received a clearance...

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August Good Catch Award

August Good Catch Award

The August Good Catch Winner goes to the USACE Norfork, AR Crew. On August 8, crew members were having several breakers locked out to replace the wire associated with those branch circuits. Crew members inspected the position of the breakers before placing their lock...

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July Good Catch Award

July Good Catch Award

The July Good Catch Winner goes to Zach Andrews and his OG&E Crew. On July 10th Zach and Cory were walking the substation and heard an arcing sound. They noticed the exit feeder was melted and 30’ of the distribution line had dropped and was arching off the guy...

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June Good Catch Award

June Good Catch Award

The June Good Catch Winner goes to the Leachville Crypto Mine Crew. On June 6th, the crew was conducting their final job walk before leaving for the day and discovered a sub-contractor had left a 10’+ deep open hole without protection. The crew secured and barricaded...

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May Good Catch Award

May Good Catch Award

The May Good Catch Winner goes to the Entergy Cave City Crew. On May 12, the crew was peer-checking connections made the day before and noticed a cracked lug. After a brief investigation, it was concluded the lug was faulty. This “Good Catch” prevented the potential...

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