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”.

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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April Good Catch Award

April Good Catch Award

The April Good Catch Winner goes to Justin DeGunion, Daniel Curry, and Tyler Smith. On April 25th the crew was conducting a site walkdown and observed several bolted connections that were installed using washers that are prone to failure. This is a Great Catch because...

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March Good Catch Award

March Good Catch Award

The March Good Catch Winner is the Norfork, AR Crew. On March 14th the crew was troubleshooting a 120vac circuit when they realized the neutral was charged. It was determined the neutral was floating and had a 120vac charge due to 2 circuits from 2 separate panels...

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February Good Catch Award

February Good Catch Award

The February Good Catch Winner is the Griffin 4th Bay Addition crew. On February 17th, immediately following a storm, the crew conducted a walk down of the job a discovered a missing “Hold Tag” likely due to high wind. The customer was immediately notified and Koontz...

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January Good Catch Award

January Good Catch Award

The January Good Catch Winner is the Monticello South Crew! While doing the morning inspection of the job site, the crew found a hot spot on a dip switch connection outside the yard. This hot spot could have dropped a phase on a 13.8 kV or caused an arc flash....

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December Good Catch Award

December Good Catch Award

The December 2022 Good Catch Winner is the Virco Plant #1 Crew! While pulling the new cables into the new cable tray and pulling out the old switch gear, the crew found several errors. The 18 feeders that were fed to the switch gear had several cracks in numerous...

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November Good Catch Award

November Good Catch Award

The November Good Catch Award goes to the Clinton Crew! Upon inspection of a fully energized 300kVA transformer, the crew noticed a glove laying on the A phase winding. The glove could have cause a fire, since the glove was wool. The crew notified the customer and the...

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October 2022 Good Catch Award

October 2022 Good Catch Award

Congratulations to the Devall’s Bluff Crew! A questioning attitude led to the discovery of Entergy’s hold tag attached to the wrong set of disconnecting knife blades. This error would have caused voltage back feed on the conductor source side wire the crew was going...

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September 2022 Good Catch Award

September 2022 Good Catch Award

Congratulations to the Haskell Crew! While walking down the station the crew found a set of wires that had been damaged by a varmint(animal, rodent…). The wires had bar spots that could have led to electrical shock, substation outage, or arc flash. The OC was...

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August 2022 Good Catch Award

August 2022 Good Catch Award

The August Good Catch Award goes to James Russell! While walking down a yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he noticed an energized connection was being held by a single bolt. He notified the owner so the problem could be fixed. Good...

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July 2022 Good Catch Award

July 2022 Good Catch Award

The July Good Catch winner is the Tangier Crew! The crew discovered a broken bull horn on a 2” bus running vertically from switch to switch on the high side & fuse. The broken bull horn allowed a lot of movement and weight to the switch parts. The bullhorn was...

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