Lineworkers are the unsung heroes who keep the lights on in our homes and businesses. They work tirelessly to ensure that our electrical grid remains operational, no matter the weather or challenge. San Isabel Electric is thankful to employ a qualified team of lineworkers that are committed to serving the needs of our members! 

What is Lineworker Appreciation Day? 

Lineworker Appreciation Day is a day to honor the brave and hardworking individuals who keep our communities connected and is celebrated annually in April. This day is an opportunity to thank the men and women who work on the front lines of our electrical grid, ensuring we have access to reliable and safe electricity. 

History of Lineworker Appreciation Day 

Lineworker Appreciation Day was first celebrated in 2013, when the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to recognize the contributions of lineworkers. The resolution was introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who wanted to recognize the hard work and dedication of lineworkers in his state and across the country.  Since then, Lineworker Appreciation Day has become an annual event, celebrated by communities and organizations across the United States. 

Why Do We Need to Appreciate Lineworkers? 

Lineworkers are the backbone of our electrical grid. They work in all types of weather conditions, often in hazardous environments, to ensure that we have access to electricity. Without lineworkers, we would not be able to power our homes, businesses, hospitals, and schools. 

Lineworkers also play a critical role in responding to emergencies, such as natural disasters and power outages. They work quickly and efficiently to restore power to communities often during the harshest of conditions. 

Unfortunately, the work of lineworkers often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Lineworker Appreciation Day is an opportunity to change this and to show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of lineworkers. 

How Can We Appreciate Lineworkers? 

There are many ways that we can show our appreciation for lineworkers on Lineworker Appreciation Day and throughout the year. Some ideas include: 

  1. Say Thank You: Take the time to thank a lineworker for their service. Whether it’s a simple wave or a handwritten note, these small gestures can go a long way in showing appreciation. But please, never approach any of our field crews. Linework takes intense thought, focus, and concentration to solve complex problems quickly and safely. Everyone getting home safely at the end of the day is the most important thing for San Isabel Electric employees and their families. 
  1. Spread Awareness: Use social media or other platforms to raise awareness about the important work of lineworkers. Share stories of lineworkers in action to highlight their contributions to our communities. 
  1. Donate to Charities: Consider donating to charities that support lineworkers and their families. These organizations provide financial assistance and other support to lineworkers who are injured or unable to work. 
  1. Support Safety Measures: Advocate for safety measures that protect lineworkers. This includes supporting regulations that require proper safety gear and training for lineworkers, as well as ensuring that their work environments are safe.