Safety Milestones

Electric line working is consistently rated in the top 10 of most dangerous jobs. With this in mind the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) is fully committed to the safety of our employees as well as the safety of the public. The WMLP was honored by American Public Power Association (APPA) in April 2007 for its commitment.

Lost Time Accident Streaks

The Municipal Light Plant Board of Commissioners incorporated safety into the Mission Statement in 2004. In the last thirteen years, the Municipal Light Plant has had streaks of 568, 998, 1375 and most recently 2,102 days without a lost time accident (LTA).

Safety Meetings

All Wellesley Municipal Light Plant employees, including supervisors, substation operators, customer service representatives, management, administration personnel and line crews attend various safety meetings.

Defibrillator Training

Linemen, sub-station operators and electricians are required to attend defibrillator, CPR and First Aid re-certification each year. All other employees are given the option to be CPR and First Aid Safety trained. An American Heart Association certified instructor conducts this training. In addition to the line operations staff there are members of each department, including Supervisory Electrical Engineer, Construction Engineer, Electrician, Substation Operators, Customer Service Supervisor, Accounting Supervisor, Senior Customer Service Representatives, and Operations and Financial Assistant who are certified.

All employees were offered defibrillator training when defibrillators were installed in all public buildings in 2004. The Wellesley Fire Departmen'ts training officer conducted this training. Defibrillators are located in the office of the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and on all bucket trucks. Retraining on the defibrillators has been conducted each year.

Pole-Top, Man-Hole Rescue & Bucket Rescue Training

Pole-top, man-hole rescue and bucket rescue training are required of all line workers and supervisors annually.

Safety Committee

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant has a safety committee made up of management, supervisors and line operations staff. This committee meets monthly to ensure the safety aspect of the WMLP mission statement is fulfilled and to empower all employees to take ownership of safety.


  • Kevin Bracken
  • Jon Cliff
  • Scott Cliff
  • Debra J. Healy
  • Richard F. Joyce
  • Stephen Neshe
  • Donald H. Newell
  • Daniel J. Trant
  • Jack Verner


WMLP staff has done Electrical Safety for Firefighters presentations to the firefighters in Wellesley.