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Westar Energy's Culture of Safety

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Westar Energy, headquartered in Topeka KS, is one of 19 recipients of the 2014 America's Safest Companies Award. We caught up with COO Doug Sterbenz who tells EHS Contributing Editor Lauren Watters about making safety a shared value of all employees.

Sterbenz says it's important for employees to know they have "permission" to do their jobs safely and that someone will "have their back" when it comes to reporting safety-related issues.

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