April 18, 2019




Greetings in the spirit of safety!


This is an exciting year for the Spirit of Safety awards. This year we celebrate 20 years of awarding our heroes that perform extraordinary life-saving acts within our Georgia Power footprint!


The Spirit of Safety has its origins back in the late 90’s. Then President & CEO David Ratcliffe and Safety Specialist Gene Scott had key roles in establishing this program that recognized employees for their heroic acts of service both at work and in the communities they serve.


Both distinguished retirees will be our honored guests at the awards banquet on April 18th. The program has evolved through the years and recognized over 700 heroic life-saving acts since its inception.


We are excited to recognize 55 employees this year that took a moment from their lives to help someone else or to save another person’s life. They did not hesitate, but responded in smart, unselfish, level-headed ways. They are our heroes and we are proud they are part of the Georgia Power family.


I hope you can join us this year as we celebrate our heroes that truly embody the spirit of safety! 

David K. McMichen, CSP

Director, Safety & Health