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our safety culture

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Safety of our people, environment and assets is a core value at Calpine. Our culture is built on the belief that safety is the foundation of operational excellence.  To achieve excellence in safety every day, all employees are encouraged and empowered to lead by example. Our safety management systems reinforce our safety culture by focusing on employee engagement, risk recognition and mitigation, continuous learning and program monitoring. 

We believe:

  • We must take personal accountability for our actions while seeking and sharing knowledge.
  • We must practice hazard recognition and mitigation by applying discipline, communicating best practices and raising awareness of changing conditions.
  • We must demonstrate active caring for our fellow employees and all visitors to prevent unsafe acts. 

Our Safety Performance

We consider the proactive management and continual improvement of safety and health risks to be crucial to our long-term business success – and simply the right thing to do. As a result, Calpine’s world-class safety performance routinely ranks among the best in our industry based on lost-time incident and total reportable incident rates, the primary indicators of industrial safety performance. 

VPP Star Worksites

Reinforcing our stringent safety principles, four of our power plants have earned Star worksite certification through the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and others are working toward earning this distinction. This is OSHA’s highest level of recognition for outstanding efforts to achieve exemplary occupational safety and health. Calpine plants achieving this designation are: