Our strategy for safe, skilled and engaged teams

Our strategy for safe, skilled and engaged teams
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Columbia Gas of Ohio/NiSource ranked third as a Best Place to Work in central Ohio in the large company category. Sponsored by Business First of Columbus, the program aims to recognize the most employee-friendly companies in the region. 

Spread across our operations are nearly 9,000 dedicated NiSource team members, working together every day to deliver safe and reliable service to our nearly four million customers. To support our current and future workforce, we’re investing in development programs and cultivating a safety-first culture.

  • Our safe driving programs are helping lower the number of accidents on the job and at home.     
  • Our overall safety programs, including a focus on slips, trips and falls – our most common injuries – are helping lower our overall incident rates.     
  • Our development programs for our current and future employees support a sustainable, inclusive and engaged workforce across the company and in our communities.

Improving Driving Skills

A focus on safe driving continued to be at the forefront of our safety strategy. NiSource employees drive nearly 70 million miles per year, and in 2014 our companies implemented technology to track and record employee driving habits in order to identify  risks and provide coaching opportunities and improve behavior.

Targeted Safety Training

The NiSource-wide Safety Summit focuses on risk mitigation and the path to a zero incident safety culture. Leaders took away tools to develop and strengthen workplace safety pride and implementing driving telematics, as well as an increased focus on contractor safety across the company.

Doing the Right Thing

NiSource was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year in 2014.

Employee Engagement Remains Strong

We continue to be an industry-leader in engagement through increased communications and consistent, thorough responses to employee feedback.

Building Internal Capabilities

Leadership development is key to building skills and capabilities at all levels of NiSource.

Enabling the Next Generation Workforce

Education has long been a major focus for NiSource as we strive to improve lives in the communities we serve and where our employees live and work.