Cullman’s Keith Twitty earns CLCP designation


AREA safety manager Michael Kelley, left, and AREA president and CEO Fred Braswell, right, congratulate Keith Twitty, center, on his recent Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) designation.

MONTGOMERY – Keith Twitty of Cullman, who works as a safety specialist with the Alabama Rural Electric Association (AREA), recently earned the Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP) designation. It is an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control.

The CLCP program is conducted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the national service organization that represents more than 900 not-for-profit electric cooperatives, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.

Earning the CLCP designation means that Twitty has developed the skills needed to communicate safety issues with staff and management of the 22 rural electric cooperatives served by AREA. He’s also learned how to use tools and techniques to collect, analyze, maintain and interpret safety data and records.

The program requires participants to complete a rigorous series of seminars and tests, a 30-hour OSHA course and a detailed final course project.

According to OSHA, 4.2 million injuries occur annually in the workplace. One of the goals of a CLCP is to help ensure a safe work environment for utility workers and the public in general. Avoiding workplace accidents avoids down time and can ultimately lead to lower utility rates.

Twitty started at AREA in November 2013. Earlier in his career, he was technical programs manager and a journeyman/lead line worker with TVPPA. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986-1992. He is a graduate of Wallace State Community College and completed the TVPPA Lineman Apprentice Training Course at Nashville State Technical Institute.