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DECATUR – Bodine Electric of Decatur reached a safety milestone earlier this month, passing the one-year mark without a recordable injury or illness.

Bodine, one of the largest electrical contractors in the Midwest, has logged more than 650,000 man-hours in 2018. The company has more than 250 field electricians, as well as 40 technicians performing work in its electro-mechanical repair facility.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a recordable incident as any work-related injury or illness that requires medical treatment beyond first aid or results in loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job.

“I’m exceedingly proud of the safe culture we have at Bodine Electric, and all of our employees have contributed to this accomplishment,” said David Rathje, president of Bodine Electric of Decatur. “Our commitment to safety not only benefits our company, but also creates a safe working environment for other contractors and employees where we work.”

Bodine has established a quality reputation for its safe work practices, having received numerous safety honors from organizations the National Electrical Contractors Association and the Central Illinois Builders chapter of Associated General Contractors of America, among others.

In addition, Bodine’s electro-mechanical repair facility has earned the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Site designation.

Bodine, a staple in the Decatur community since 1922, employs about 400 people and performs work for many of Central Illinois’ largest industrial companies, municipalities and institutions.

For more information about Bodine's commitment to safety, go to www.bodinedecatur.com/safety.

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