AES Family Safety Day Delivers Important Message on Eve of School Year
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – On the eve of a new school year, ASRC Energy Services employees took time out to deliver an important message to their family members on Friday afternoon, spreading the AES safety culture beyond the workplace.
Forged on the oilfields of Alaska’s North Slope and Cook Inlet, AES’s safety culture puts the wellbeing of its workers above all else, striving for a zero incident workplace. AES President and CEO Jeff Kinneeveauk started Family Safety Day to help employees make that mindset more than just a workday requirement, but a 24-hour commitment to keeping everybody safe all the time.
And with the largest private workforce in Alaska, nearly 5,000, AES Family Safety Day has the potential to impact tens of thousands of lives – spouses, siblings, children.
Inaugurated in 2011, AES Family Safety Day mixes kid-friendly fun and games with booths – manned by AES personnel – providing information on various areas of safety. This year’s theme was “Journey to Safety,” and the topics ran the gamut from online security to disaster preparedness to water safety, and more.
Patrons were issued a “passport” upon arriving, and could earn stamps from individual booths by participating in interactive displays and picking up informational brochures; children age 14 and under could enter their stamped passports into a drawing for an iPad. More than 50 local businesses, community organizations and government agencies partnered with AES to provide content for the booths.
Held in the parking lot of the Arctic Slope Regional Corp. building in Midtown, guests enjoyed free food, a live band, Alaska Native dancers, a bounce house for the kids, and an appearance by Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics 2012 Rosemary Berg, herself an ASRC shareholder from Point Hope, Alaska.